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OmCIAL PEOCEEDINGS 



NATIONAL 

DEMOCRATIC CONTENTION, 

BALTIMOKE, JULY 9, 1872. 



BOSTON : 

ROCKWELL & CHURCHILL, PEINTEBS, 

132 Washington Strbkt. 

1872. 



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Baltimoek, Md., Tuesday, July 9, 1872. 

The National Democratic Convention, to nominate candidates 
for the offices of President and Vice President of tlie United States, 
assembled at Ford's Opera House, in the City of Baltimore, at 12 
M., July 9, pursuant to the call of the National Democratic 
Executive Committee. 

The Hon. August Belmont, Cbainnan of the National Dem- 
ocratic Committee, aj)peared upon the platform in the performance 
of his duty of calling the Convention to order, and was greeted 
with loud cheers. When quiet was restored he spoke as follows : — 

Speech of the Shn. August Belmont. 

Gentlemen op the Cobtention, — It is again my pririlege to weltome 
tlie delegates of the National Democracy, who have met in order to present 
to the Americaji people the candidates for President and Vice President 
for whom they solicit the suffrage of the Democratic and Conservative 
voters of this great Republic. (Applause.) At onr lasc National Convention, 
on the ith of July, 1868, I predicted that the election of General Grant would 
result in the gradual usurpation of all the fiinctions of the Government by the 
Executive and by Congress, to be enforced by the bayonets of a military des- 
potism. The vast m^orityof the people of the United States have wiinesEed, 
with grief and sorrow, the correctness of that prediction, and they loot forward 
with fear and apprehension to the dangers which are threatening us if, by the 
re-election of Gen. Grhnt, the policy thns far pursued by the radieal party can 
be continued. The thinking men of both parties have become alive to the fact 
that we are now living under a military despotism, overriding the civil author- 
ity in many States of the Union ; that by the enactment of arbitrary and nncon- 
stitutional laws, through a depraved niajority in Congress, the rights of these 
States are infringed and trampled upon, and that Ciesarism and centralization 
are undermining the very foundations of onr Pederal system, and are sweeping 
away the constitutional bulwarlca erected by the wisdom of the fathers of the 



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Eepublic. These abuses have become so glaring that the wisest and best men 
of the Republican party have severed themselves from the Radical wing, which 
is trying to fasten upon the country another four jears' reign of corruption, 
usurpation, and despotism ; and, whatever indiridual opinion we may entertain 
as to the choice of the candidate whom they have selected in opposition to 
Gen. Grant, there cannot be any doubt of the patriotic impnlses which dic- 
tated their action, nor can any feult be found with the platform of principles 
upon which they have placed their candidate. (Loud and continued applause.) 
The resolutions of the Cincinnati Convention are what the country requires, 
and they must command the hearty support of every patriot throughout the 
vast extent of our land. (Applause.) In the stru^le which is before us we 
must look to principles and not men, and I trust that no personal predilec- 
tions or prejudieeswill deterus from doing our duty to theAmerican people. 
(Great cheering.) 

Gen. Grant was a good and feithiUl soldier during our civil war; his stub- 
bom and indomitabl ecourage helped to crown the Union arms with victory ; 
and the American people have rewarded his services with the most unbounded 
generosity. I am willing to concede that his intentions on taking the 
Presidential chair were good and patriotic, but he has most signally and sadly 
failed in the discharge of the high trust imposednpon him by the confidence of 
a grateful people. He is at this moment the very personification of the mis- 
rule which is oppressing us, and his re-election is fraught with the most de- 
plorable consequences for the welfare of tlie republic, and endangers the liber- 
ties of oar people. (Applause.) 

On the other hand, Mr. Greeleyhas been heretofore a bitter opponent of the 
Democratic party, and tlie violent attacks against myself individually, which 
have from time to time appeared in his journal, certainly do not entitle him to 
any sympathy or preference at iny hands. But Mr. Greeley represents the 
National and Coiistitutional principles of the Cincinnati platform (enthusias- 
tic ■ cheering), and by his admirable and manly letter of acceptance,' he baa 
shown that he is fully alive to their spirit, and that, if elected, he means to 
carry them out honestly and faitlifuUy. (Great cheering.) Should you, there- 
fore, in your wisdom, decide to pronounce in favor of the Cincinnati candi- 
dates, I shall for one cheerfully bury all past differences, and vote and labor for 
their election with the same zeal and energy with which I have supported here- 
tofore, and mean ever to support, the candidates of the Democratic party. 
(Loud applause.) The Ameiican people look with deep solicitude to your 
deliberations. It is for you to devise means by which to free them from the 
evils under which they are suffering. But, in order to attain that end, you 
are called upon lo mate every sacrifice of personal and party preference. 
However much you might desire to fight the coming battle for our rights and 
liberties under one iDf the trusted leaders of the Democratic party, it will be- ' 
come your duty to discard all considerations of party tradition if the selection 
of a good and wise man outside of our own ranks offers better chances of suc- 
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Democrats, but as citizens of our common country, and that no Bacrifice can 
be too great which she demands at your hands. (Applauee.) 

And now, before I propose to your acceptance tlie temporary Chairman of 
this Convention, permit me to detain yoa one moment longer by a few words 
of an entirely pereonal characler. With my present action terminate my of- 
ficial functions as Chairman of the National Democratic Committee, — an 
office which, iiy the confidence qf my constituents and the courtesy of my 
colleagues, I have held for twelve consecutiYe years. During aU.that time I 
have striven with honest zeal, and with all the energy and capacity which God 
has given me, to do my-duty faithfully to the parly and to the country, and to 
render myself worthy of the great trust confided to me. (Applaase.) While 
I was grieved and deeply mortified to see at various times my motives and 
actions misconstraed by several Democratic papers, and that some even de- 
scended to the fabrication of the most absurd falsehoods concerning my social 
and political conduct, I have had the proud and consoling satisfaction that my 
, colleagues on the National Committee, and all those who know me, did justice 
to the integrity and pority of my intentions in all the trying situations in 
which my official position had placed me (applanse) ; and let nie tell you, gen- 
tlemen, that there is not one among yon who bears a warmer amj truer af- 
fection for our party and our country than I have done and ever shall do. 
(Applause.) You love this great republic, your native land, as you do 
the mother who gave yon birth ; hut to me she is the cherished bride and 
choice of my youth; the faithtiil and loving companion of my manhood; and 
now that I enter upon the sere and yellow leaf of life, I cling to her with all 
the fond recollections of the manifold blessings I have received at her hands. 
(Applaase.) I retire from the position which I have held to take my place in 
the rank and file of that great party who senational, constitutional, and conserv- 
ative principles have claimed my unwavering allegiance for the past thirty 
years, and as long as the Almighty will spare my Ufe I shall never falter in my 
love anddeAtion to our party and our country. 

Mr. Belmont closed amid load and enthusiastic cheering. When 
the applause had subsided, Mr, Belmont resumed : — , 

Gentlemen, — I have the honor to propose to you, as your temporary Chair- 
man, a distinguished and venerable citizen of Virginia, a grandson of the 
patriot and statesman Thomas Jefferson. It is an auspicious omen that a 
scion of the author of the Declaration of Independence is to inaugurate the 
struggle of the Democracy for freedom and equality for every American citizen 
and against oppression and tyranny in our fair laud. I propose to you, asyonr 
temporary Chairman,' Mr. Thomas Jefferson Eaiidolph, of Vii^mia. 

The nomination was received with loud cheers. Mr. Randolph, 
on coming forward, was greeted with a rouud of applause, and 
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I am aware that the very great honor conferred on me by this hody is due to 
■ no personal merit of my own, but ia a token of respect to the State from 
which I come, and a recognition of otlier circuioEtances possibly adventi- 
tious. I am perhaps the oldest member of this body, and a life of eighty years 
spent in the Democratic-Kepublican party constitutes me a senior member. 
(Applause.) I remember -freshly every -Presidendal contest from the first 
election of Jefferson to tlie present time, apd I can say with truth that I re- 
member none which involved higher questions of personal liberty, local self- 
government, honest admiuiatration, and constitutional &eedom, than the pres- 
aent, or one which' demanded of our party and our ptople a calmer or more 
earnest recourse to prudential principles. (Applause.) It strikes me as the 
duty of this hour and of this body to wrest the Government from the hands of 
its present despotic and corrupt holders, and to place it in honest hands ; to re- 
store to the citizen everywhere the proud consciousness of personal right, and 
to all the States perfect integrity of local self-governroenC. (Applause.) 
This, with the recognition of the supremacy of the civil constitution and the 
law, will, in my judgment, discharge all our present duty. (Applause.) 

The Eev. Henry Slicer, D. D., of the Methotlist Episcopal 
. church, was then introduced, and opened the proceedings with 
prayer, as follows : — 

Prayer. 

Almighty God, Maker of all things, Eedeemer, Preserver, and Judge of all 
men, we come before Thee with hearts full of gratitude for the mercies which 
have' been lavished on ua in the past and at present, and with hope and confi- 
dence in Thee for tlie iuture. Wo thank Thee for all Thy mercies shown to 
onr revolutionary iiithcrs. In tlie darkest days of their colonial ^history Thou 
didst guide them, as with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. 
aoA didst enable them, under Thy guidance, to achieve success in the first 
war for independence ; and when peace had come Thou didst favor them with 
wisdom and patriotism to lay broad and deep the foundalJons of the great gov- 
ernment which has been preserved by Thy providence to be a blessing to them 
and th^ir posterity. We look to Thee to-day for the guidance of this body, 
called together from the mountains of Vermont and from the savannas of the 
South, from the "West and from the East — called together in council to devise 
ways and means to meet the. energency that is now upon the country ; and we 
pray God to give to this Convention that wisdom which is profitable to direct. 
Oh that Thy blessing may come down upon ourwhole country, ijnited through 
East and West, North and South, as a common brotherhood ; that the time nmy 
speediiy come when there shall benoHorth, no South, no East, no West known 
in this broad land ; but when the American people shall become free, piosper- 
oua and happy. We pray for Thy blessing upon all who are in the General and 
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ties of this nation, and that tJie Constitution, tho organic law of this nation, may 
endure as long ae the sun and moon shall endure. Hear us in a heavenly and 
merciful acceptance, give us, in Thine own good time, a quiet hour to meet 
death in, and, through infinite riches anS mercy and grace in the Mediator, 
give us a home sanctified in Christ. Amen. 

Temporary Organization. 

Mr. Frederick 0. Prince, of MassachusettB, was unanimously 
chosen temporary Secretary. 

On motion of Mr. Mabigan, of Maine, E. 0. Perrin, of New 
York, was elected temporary Eeading Secretary. 

Mr. H. D. McHenry-, of Kentucky, offered the following resola- 

Resolved, That this Convention, in receiving the announcement of the retire- 
ment of the Hon. August Belmont from the Democratic National Executive 
Committee, of which he has been Chairman for the past twelve years, desire 
to express their sense of his long, able and .Efficient services in that most 
responsible and difficult position, and confidently rely upon his wise counsel 
and cordial aid for Che future as in the past. -• 

The Chair ruled tbe resolution out of order, pending proceed- 
ings for perfecting the temporary organization. 

Ml-. C. L. Lambeeton, of Pennsylvania, offered the following 
resolution : — 

Resolved, That the States be now called, in order that the chairman of each 
delegation may report (he names of the members from each State on each of 
the several committees, and that the names of any contesting delegates he.also 
reported to the Convention. 

Mr. S. S. Cox, of New York. — Mr. Chairman, before the question is pat, 
I desire to ofier a motion which should take precedence, and I hope thatwill 
be withdrawn until I offer the customary resolution, to wit : " That the 
rules adopted by the last Domocratio Convention be the rules for the govern- 
ment of this body until otherwise ordered ; " for as yet we are without rules. 

Mr. Lambbbtok, of Pennsylvania. —The resolution I have offered is 
almost identical with the one adopted by the last Democratic Convention. 
How can we adopt rules until we see whether the States are all represented 
here? The first thing is the cail of the States.' 

Mr. S. S. Cox, of New York. — Mr. Chairman, I offer the customary 
resolution. , 

The Peesidbmt. — The question must be put upon the resolution already 
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Mr. Spbae, of PennsylTania. — I move lo amend the resolution so as to re- 
quire that the States be called in alphabetical order. (Criea of " No, no.") 

The question was put, and the amendment was agreed to, and 
the resolution, as amended, was then adopted. 

The Ebadino Clehk. -The States will now be called in tbeir order, and 
the chairman of each delegation wiU please present the eredentials from hie 
State, together with the names of its proposed committee-men. 

The Chairman of the Alabama delegation was about to respond 
to the call of that State, when 

Hon. B. F. Bieea, of Delaware, called for the reading of the 
resolution adopted on motion of Mr. Lamberton, and when it had 
been read, said, I submit that the resolution does not call for the 
presentation of credentials at this time. That matter is to be sub- 
mitted, in due time, to the Committee on Credentials ; we are now 
simply to select committees. 
ADblb&ate. — How man? committees are to be appointed? 
The Beading Clerk. —A Committee on Permanent Organization and a 
Committee on Credentials. 

Mr. Bioos. —It will be utterly impossible for us to understand this pro- 
ceeding unless the list of committee-men, as preseoted bj the j-espective dele- 
gations, be read aloud bj the Secretary. 

The President. — What is now desired is that each delegation shall name 
one gentleman to serve on the Committee on Credentials, and another to act 
upon the Committee on Permanent Organization, 

Mr. BiGQS. — Do we not want also a Committee on Resolutions? 
The Pbbsidbni. — That will come aftflr the organization. Nothing is now 
in order but the appointment of Committees on Credentials and Permanent 
Organization . 

The Readinq Clbrk. — If the Chairman of each delegation will, as his 
State is called, announce the gentlemen to serte upon these committees, the 
names will be taken down by the Secretary. 

Mr. J. R. Foley, of Indiamt.- That cannot heuntUweget the matter of 
credentials settled. We cannot form our committees here untU we find out 
who the delegates are who are present. 

Got. Johm T. Hoffman, of New York. — Mr. Chairman, I have no desire to 
delay the action of this Convention, but I am at loss to see how the delega- 
tions are to surest the names of gentlemen to act upon these several eom- 
niitteee, until the Convention has declared what eommittees are to be formed. 
It seems to me that if the States be first caUed, so that we may know wiiether 
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committees, such aa a Committee on Credentials and a Committee on Ocganiza- 
Hon, sliall be appointed, tlien the delegations may name the persons they 
eeTerally desire to have upon liiose committees. But, unless this bo done, I 
am at a loss to see bowwe are to proceed. 

The Phbsijjbnt. — Does the gentleman refer particularly to the two com- 
mittees he lias named? 

Gov. Hoffman. — Aa I understand, the Chair has ruled that there can be 
no adoption of rules for the Convention until the ConTention is organized; and 
I ask how it can be known at presant what States are represented and what 



Gov. HoFFMAH. — But the Convendon has not yet ordered the appointment of 
any Coramittoe on Credentials, I desire that the Convention shall order the 
appointment of a Committee on Credentials and a Commiltee on Permanent Or- 
ganization and that then we shall name " the men to uonstitute those 



Mr. E. P. Fbnlok, of Kansas. — In accordance with the views expressed by 
Governor Hoffinan, I move tliat the Convention order two committees — a 
Committee on Credentials and a Committee on Permanent O^anizaiion ; each 
committee to consist of one member from every Slate. 

A Voice, interposing. —And a Committee on Resolutions. 

Mr. Fbnlon. — We do not want any such committee yet. I have framed 
my motion in the form of a resolution, which I send to the Clerk. 

The Clerk read the resolution, as follows ; — 

Reaohed, That this Convention do now appoint the following standing com- 
mittees : First, a Committee on Credentials ; second, a Committee on Perma- 
nent Organization. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Mr. M. DoHBRTT, of Massaehusetts. — It strikes me we have not pro- 
ceeded aright. The first thing in order is a call of the States. I move 
such a call. 

The President. — A resolution of that kind has already been adopted. 

Mr. H. H. Chalmers, of Mississippi. — I think that the motion of ttie gen- 
tleman from Kansas was not complete. It ought to have gone a step farther. 
It ought to have provided that upon the call of the Slates the Chairman of the 
delegation from each State should present a list of the delegates from his 
State ; and then I would suggest, if it appears there are no contested dele- 
gations, the returns made by the Chairman of the respective delegations might 
supersede altogetlier the necessity for a Committee on Credentials. The re- 
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port of a Committee on Credoatials. At all events, I suggest that at the pres- 
ent time the Chairroan of each delegation send forward a complete Ust of the 
delegates from Ms State. 

The President. — The Conyention has already ordered the appointment of 
a Committee on Credentials. The call of the roU will be proceeded with. 

The States being called, under the resolutions of Messrs. Lam- 
berton and Fenlon, the following names were p 



The Committee on Credentials. 



Alabemia — Eli. S- Shorter. 
ArTcansas — T, C. Flournoy. 
CaUfornia — 'W. F. Goad. 
Gonnectimit — J. S. DobBon, 
Ddawarf — E, L. Martin. 
Florida — 8. T. Jinlay. 
Georgia — G. K. Black. 
Blinoia — H. C. Dent, 
Indiana — D. D. Dylicman. 
Iowa — B. !■. Montgomery. 
Kam^as— W. R. Wagstalf. 
KeniHCky — T. C. Dabney. 
Loiisiana — E. Eost. 
Maine — B. C. Andrews. 
Maryland — J. K. Hines. 
Massachtasetts — N. Hathaway. 
Michigan — F. Livermore. 
Minnesota — J. C. Wise. 
Mississippi — E. SeaL 



Missouri — C. J. Ifesbitt. 
Nebraska — W. A. Colman. 
Nevada — J, M. Quimbie. 
JVew Eampshire — Frant Jones. 
Mw Jersey — John N. Voorhees. 
Mw York — Oliver Charlick. 
North Carolina— TL. G. Williams. 
Oftio — Wiley H. Oldham. 
Oregon — E. E. Colby. 
.Pennsylvania — C. L. Lamherton. 
Shade Island — Thos, A. Reynolds. 
South Carolina — V. F. Warley. 

Tennessee — 3. W. Burton. 

Texas — S. H. Bassett. 

Vermont — 6. "W. Aiken. 

Virginia — Fitz-Hugh Lee. 

West Virginia — Alexander Campbell. 

Wisconsin — Jno. P. Hume. 



The Cotntnittee on Perm,anent Organization. 



Alabama — L. M. Stone. 
Arkansas — G. Wilcox. 
California — J. H, Hardy. 
Connecticut — James Gallagher 
Delaware — B. F. Biggs. 
Florida — C. A. Smith. 
Georgia — T. Hardeman. 
BUnoii—^. Ott. 
Indiana — Robert Lowry. 
Iowa — J. P. Allison. 
Eansas^T. W. Waterson. 
Kentucky — Geo. G. Perkins. 
Louisiana — D. Edwards. 
Maine — J. M. Churchill. 



Maryland — E. Puwler. 
Massachusetts — W. A. Williams. 
Michigan — J. J- Eobinson. 
Minnesota- Q.'E. Skinner. 
Mississiiipi — B. J. Semmes. 
Missowi — G. C. Vest. 
Nebraska — W. H. Piatt. 
Nevada — J. H. Flack. 
New Sa^npshiire — G. Putnam. 
New Jersey — John P. Stockton. 
New York — Delos DeWolf. 
North Caivlina — J. Manning, jr. 
Ohio — M. A. Daugherty. 
Oregon — 3. J. Kellej* 



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Fennsyhiania — 3as. Burns. Vermont— 'B. B. Snialley, 

Rhode Islamd — Yfra. J. Miller. Virginia — V!. E. Berkeley, 

South Carolina — Wm. H. Wallace. West Virginia — B. F. Martin. 

Tennessee — :EDoch Ensley. Wisixmsia — S. A. Pease. 
Texas — M. D. K. Taylor. 

When Indiana was called, Mr. Martin M. Eay said : — 

Mr. Chaiemah, — Theaedon of tHs Convention is not in response to the 
resolution. A response to the resolution would bo for each State to answer 
that it ia present by a number of its delegates and to send to the Chair the 
names of said delegates. There is no committee called for hy the resolution. 
For Indiana I respond to the resolutjon, and send up the names of her dele- 
After the State of Wisconsin liad responded — 

The Pkesidekt said — If the call of States is concluded yon-will proceed 
to call the Territories, 

Mr. Lambeetoh, of Penneylvaqia. — Mr. Chairman, Territories are not in- 
cluded in the resolution. 

The SnCHEiAKV. —I hare called all of the States. 

Got. Hoffman, of New Tork. — I desire, sir, in order that the record may 
be made straight, to maie a necessary motion, and it is this, that there be now 
two committees appointed by this Conrention, one on credentials and one on 
permanent organization, and that they bo composed of the namos which have 
been suggested by the respective States. My motiou is mado simply to make 
complete the record. 

Mr. Lahberion, of Pennsylvania. — I rise to a point of order. The 
motion cannot be entertained during the call of the roll. 

The Secbetaet. — The call of the roll ia completed. 

Mr. Lambeetov, of Penn I beg pardon. 

Gov. HoPFHAH. —My motion is made simply to make complete the ■ 
record. 

The motion was agreed to. 

Mabtin M. Rat, of Indiana. — I now desire, Mr. Chairman, to send up a 
list of committee-men from Indiana. (Laughter.) Indiana names as her 
member of the Committee on Credentiale, D. D. Djkeman, and as her mem- 
ber of the Committee on Permanent Organization, Robert Lowry. 

S. S. Coi, of NewTorlt. — I offer the following resolution: — 

Sesolved, That the rules adopted for tlie government of the last National 
DetQooratic Convention he adopted by this Convention until otherwiae ordered. 

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rules as yef^ and unless we adopt rules for our gOTernment temporarily, until 
the Committee on Permanent Organization report, we will get tangled up. 



The resolution was unanimously adopted. 



Mr. Bboadhead, of Missouri. — I moye that the Convention now adjourn 
nnai 10 o'cloek to-morrow morning. (Cries of "Oh, uol") Thatwill give 
the committees time to act. 

The President. — Will the gentleman amend his resolution bo as to say 6 
o'clock this afternoon, in order that time may be given for an organization to 
be effected to-day? 

Mr. BaOADHEiD. — T have no objection to bo amendii^it. (Cries of "No, 

1.0.-) 

The Sechetaht. — I hare now to announce that a resolution that was 
declared out of order before the temporary organization was completed, is 
now ordered to be read by the President. 

By Mr. H, D. MoHbney, of Kentucky: — 

Resoliled, That this Convention, in receiving the announcement of the re- 
tireiient of the Hon. August Belmont from the Democratic National Execu- 
tive Committee, of which he has been Chairman for the past twelve years, 
desire to express their sense of his long, able, and efficient service in thUt most 
responsible and difficult position, and, while submitting to his desire to he 
relieved from its labors and duties, confidently rely upon his wise counsel and 
cordial aid for the futwe as in the past. 

The question was pat on the resolution, and it was unanimously 
adopted, amid applause. 

The resolutiou for a recess was finally amended by inserting 4 
o'clock instead of 5 this afternoon ; and the Convention then 
adjourned till thst hour. 



Afternoon Session. 

The Convention reassembled at 4.30 p. u. 

The audience patiently waited some time for tlie Convention to 
be called to order, the Secretary explaining the cause of delay to 
be the non-arrival of the proposed permanent Chairman. Mean- 
time, in response to repeated calls for a speech from Governor Hoff- 
man, of New York, Governor H. rose and gracefully acknowledged 
the compliment, but aeemed indisposed to speak. He finally called 
for the report of the Committee on Credentials. 

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notified him that there were no contested seats, but they were not 
ready to make their formal report at that time. 

Report of the Committee on Permanent Organisation, 

Mr. Delos DeWolf, of New York, from the Committee on 
Permanent Organization, reported the permanent officers of the 
Convention aa follows : — 

^or JrcBiiJwrf. 

HoK. JAMES B. DOOLITTLE, of Wisconsin. 

(Great applause and long continued cheering on the floor and in the galleries.) 



Vice Presidents. 
William M. Bird. 

D. W. Carroll. 
Eugene Caeserly. 

E. A. Daniels. 
John H. Pajnter. 
Thomas Randlall. 
H. L. Benning. 



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ALABAMA. 



CALIFOENIA. 

CONNECTICnT. 

DELAWARE. 



GEORGIA. 



William M. Garrard. 



John H. Peters, 



Alberto Mardn. 
W. D. Blocher. 
Henry George. 
N. V. Steven.' 
James Williamg, 
F. Baltzell. 
C. W. Styles. 
J. H. Oberly. 
A. T. Whittlesey. 
S. E. Evans. 
E. M. Hewlett. 



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Vice Presidents. Secretaries. 

KENTUCKY. 

G. P. Doem. J- M. Hines. 



J. A. Taylor. 

MAIKE. 
WiUiam H. McCriUis. Albert Moore. 

MARYXAND. 
Robert T. Banks. Thomas H. Moore. 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

D. D. Broadhead. C. 0. Morse. 

MICHIGAN. 

E. H. Lothrop. Henry M. Looi. 

MINNESOTA. 
William Lee. J. J. Eagan. 

MISSISSIPPI. 
J. W. C. Watson. J. M, Allen. 

MISSOURI. 
SilaB Woodson. D. J. Heaston. 

NEBRASKA. 
John Black. W. A, Coleman. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE. 
G. W. M. Pitman, William Rand. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 
E. F. Armfield. J- A. Engleliard. 



E. J. Dodd. 
OREGON. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 
WiUiam McMuUen. William M. Randall. 



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EHODB ISLAND. 
Lyman Pierce. William Beach. 



WiUiaraAi 
Neal 8. Brown, 
J- W. Henderson. 
W. T. Hairobin. 
Robert Ould, 
Allen T. Caperton. 
H. H. Graj. 
Bartlett Tripp. 



SOUTH CAEOLINA. 
TENNESSEB. 

TEXAS. 

VEEMONT. 

VIEGINIA. 

WEST VIRGINIA. 

WISCONStN. 

DAKOTA. 



James F. Izlar. 
M. C. Galloway. 
R. H. Walker. 
George H. Weeks. 
A. W. C. Kowlin. 



T. P. Lingiaer. 

DISTEICT OE COLUMBIA. . 

E. T. Merrick. William Dickson. 

IDAHO. 
D. S. Anderson. Albert Heed. 

HEW MEXICO. 



For Reading Secretaries. 
B. O. Perrin, of' New York. 
A. W. Whittlesey, of Indlajia. 
Thomas H. Moore, of Maryland. 

For Recording Secretary. 
John C. Barr, of Pennsylvania. 

On motion of Mr. Thomas P. Fenlon, of Kansas, the report of 
the committee was received and adopted. 
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York, were appointed by the Chair to escort the Permanent Presi- 
dent to the chair. On mounting the platform, Senator Doolittle 
was received with great applause. When order was restored, he 
said: — 

Speech of the Permanent President. 

Gbstlbmen of the CoNTBSTiON, — I thaok you for this great honor — 
words can hardly tell how muoh. But you will allow me to pass at once from 
what 13 personal to speak of tlie occasion, the duty, and the purpose which 
bring us here Two year' ago — nearly fiye years after the bloody period of 
tie civil war had closed — the Liberal Etpublicans of Missouri (applause) , 
feeling keenly all the evil of the proscription, teat oaths, hates, strifes, and 
pat.sion3 the war had left upon them long after the war itself had ceased, and 
leehng keenly tederal executive dictation in their local elections, determined 
to organize a muvement to restore equal rights to all her citizens (applause), 
white and bljck (applause) to restore local self-government to her people, and 
to arrest the farther centralization of federal power. (Applause.) They said, 
this thing iias gone far enough, if not too far. The time has como when all 
honest and patriotic RepubUeans must halt, and reassert the vital doctrine of 
republican government — that under the constitution the powers of the federal 
governtient are defined and limited (applause and cries of " Good I GoodI "), 
and.tiiat the people of tiie States have the right to govern themselves in their 
own domestic affairs, upon the basis of the equality of all the States before the 
constitution, as well as. of all men hefore the law (applause), of universal 
loyal^, amnesty, suffrage and peace. Taking no steps backward, taking 
away no right and no franchise which had been secured to the blacks, —^edg- 
ing themselves to support them all in fall vigor, they, at the same time, de- 
manded, in the name of peace, in the name of liberty, in the name of republi- 
can government it«elf, that freedom and equal rights should he restored to the 
white people of Missouri. ' (Great applause.) 

They organized, neaJ-ly forty thousand strong, and called upon B. Gratz 
Bfown (appUuse) to lead the movement. They placed him in nomination for _ 
Governor, and, then, what followed? Eighty thousand Democratic Repuhli- 
cans (cheers), looking upon the success of that movement as above any party 
triumph (cheers), resolved to sustain it with their whole strength. Love of 
country, love of republican liberty, love of equal rights of all men inspired 
that union, and taught men to act together who had been politically opposed to 
each other all their lives up ^^ o°* '''"'^t- 

ing honor, logic, conscience ^ Patnotw 

union was based upon higher gr ''^' action. 

(Great applause.) Even tho ag r in battle 

clasped hands over the bloo ^e by side, 

like brothers with hearts in ms g g ti ^ame high 

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That, gentleman, is Liberal Bepiiblicanisni (enthusiasm), and that is Demo- 
cratic BepubEcanifim. (Great enthuBiaEm.) The victory which came from - 
that ttnion was the end of proscription, of test oaths, of hate and strife, and of 
aU disloyally. In a word, the real end of the eiyil war came with that victory, 
and did not come, until then, in Missouri, (Intense applause.) It redeemed 
that State. It gave the rights of freemen to seventy thousand men of our own 
race and kindred. Missouri is now a free State, in the Upion, with all her 
rights, dignitj and equality under the constitution, and not one murinur of 
disloyalty is anywhere heard. By that union, federal dictation in Missouri 
in their local elections was overthrown. By that tmian, strife and hate have 
given place to peace and good-will. By that union, liberty, with eaual rights 
for all, have given to the ^tate unbounded prosperity, and to her people a joy 
almost unspeakable. So great was their joy and so complete their success, 
the Liberal Republicans of that State were not content without mating an 
effort to extend the same union of Liberal and Democratic Republicans, and 
with it the same blessings of liberty, peace, and fraternity, to all the States. 
(Bounds of applause.) 

Accordingly, in State Convention, on the 2*th of March last, they resolved 
to invite the Liberal Eepublicans in all the States to meet them in mass con- 
vention at Cincinnati on the first day of May. That invitation was accepted. 
There was indeed a great response. They came in such vast numbers that a 
delegate Convention of representadvos of all the States was formed, both from 
principle, and from necessity to give proper form to its proceedings. Many of 
the ablest men of the country, lately leaders in the RepuhUcan party, were 
there, and took part in ita deliberations. They were assured that large numbers 
of Liberal BepubUcans in every State, and ftom all portions of the country, 
stood behind them, ready to sustain them, and they were moraUy certain that 
if the millions whom we this day represent (cheers) would only come to their 
Bupporf, the number of Liberal Itepublicaus would reach half a milUon or 
more. (Cheers.) 

That Convention presented a platform and candidates to the country, — for 
President, Horace Greeley (long and continued cheering), and for Vice 
President, B. Gratz Brown (more enthusiasm), and that Conventiqn, for the 
promotion and success of the principles declared in the platform there ' 
enunciated, and the support of the candidates nominated by that Convention, 
have invited and cordiaUy welcomed the co-operation of all patriotic citizens 
without regard to previous political afflliatlon. Those principles were bo 
clearly and concisely slated in the platform itself,' and restated in the letter of 
acceptance of Mr. Greeley (more cheering), and they are so weU known to 
you all, that I will not restate them. Por weeks that platform and those can- 
didates, and that invitation to patriotic citizens, aO have been before the 
country. 

McanwhUe the Convention called to nominate Gen. Grant (hisses), and to 
endorse and eontinae the principles, practices aud policy of his administration, 
has done its work. (Hisses.) Aa between the Liberal Republicans and the 
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Grant or Greeley. (Immense enthusiasm and cries of ' ' Greeley 1 Greeley I ") 
While these erenta were passing, the Democratic Republicans, whom we rep- 
resent, held their Conventions in all the States, The Liberal Republican 
movement, the example of Missouri, the Cincinnati Convention, its platform 
and its candidates, with their letters of acceptance, were all before these Con- 
ventions, which were very largely attended by their ablest men. The para- 
mount questions Jjefore them all were : " Shall we accept this invitation to 
co-operate with the Liberal Republicans?" (Great applause.) "Shall we 
adopt their platform?" (Txmd cries of "Tea! yes!" and some cries of 
"Never !") " Shall we nominate the same candidates" ("Yes 1 yes !"), and shall 
we elect them ("Yes! jesi yes I " and loud cheering); " or shall we refuse 
toco-operate" ("Nol"), "nominate othercandidates" ("Ho ! not Greeley I 
Greeley I"), "and strive to elect them over both tickets already in the field !" 
Gentlemen, these are the questions which you are to decide now and hero. 
That you will 'decide them wisely I cannot doubt, nor can any one doubt who 
looks over this body of men, representing as they do three millions of citizens, 
and who feels, as every one here must feel, the high and patriotic purpose 
which inspires you. 

Gentlemen, what means this great and rising movement which we every- 
where see ? What means this proposed union of three millions of Demoeralie 
Eepublicans with a million, it may be, of Liberal Kepublicans? What 
means this union upon a common platform, and this proposed union upon the 
same candidates, — a union so sudden, so compact, so earnest as to surprise its 
friends and to confound its enemies (applause) ; which " comes as the winds 
come ; " which, to borrow a figure, overwhelms the ordinary currents of pabiio 
opinion, as great storms always run counter to the currents upon the surface, 
— what means all this? There are some things, gentlemen, it does not mean. 
It means no abandonment of what is true, of what is just, of what is good in 
human government. (Applause.) It means no union of dead men on dead 
issues, but a union of the living upon living issues. (Applause.) It 
means no union for the spoils of office (applause), but it means a 
anion of men with the same faith, upon the great and paramount issue 
of the present hour, — a fi-ank, manly, honorable and equal union of men who 
have the sagacity to see and the moral courage to accept the situation 
("Good! good!" and loud cheering); to see what is past; todealwith the pres- 
ent, and for the future ; Va do their duty to their country, God, and their fellow- 
men. (Applause.) ' 

The issue of to-day is nof the repeal of the Missouri compromise; nor the 
question of slaveryln the Territories, upon which alone the Republican party 
was organized in 1856; and, which, followed by the Leeompton constitution 
for Kansas, divided the Democratic party in twain and elected Abraham Lin- 
coln to the Presidency in 1860. It is not the question of secession; nor of 
,war to put down rebellion; nor of abolition of slavery in the States by miU- 
tary order, or by constitutional amendment, upon which Mr. Lincoln was re- 
elected in 1861. Nor yet is it the question of reconstruction; nor of the 



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fourteenth or fliteenth amendmenti nor the question of auffrage and citizen- 
ship ; nor of the estabUshraent by federal power of universal negro suffrage aa 
a condition to the SUtes of the South having anyrighta or any exislenoe, even 
as States in the Union. It is none of these questions that is now in issue'. All 
these have been issues in the past-great issues — sufficient in themselves 
to create and to dissolve politioal parties, because ideas are stronger than 
men or parties ; but they are all past issues. They have been fought out 
and fonght to the end, in the forum or on the field. They are no more in 
issue, to-day, than is the Mexican war, or the war of the Itevolulion. 
(Applause.) We could not reopei) those issues, if we would, and they utterly 
mistake or falsely misrepresent our duty and our purpose who say we would 
reopen them if we could. "(Loud cheering.) This great Union, therefore, 
means no step backward. (Cheers.) Forward 1 is the word. (Loud cheering.) 
What, then, does it mean? 

First of all, it means (o do for all the States of the South what it has already 
done m Missouri. (Cheers.) Instead of proscription, test oaths, suspension 
of habeas corpus, and military despotism, it means personal fteedom for the 
individual and republican government for all. (Loud applause.) Instead of 
negro supremacy, upheld by proscription and the bayonet, it means equal 
rights to all men, white as well as black. (Loud applause.) Instead of thiev- 
ing governments, organized to plunder subjugated States, it means the domi- 
nation once more of inteiligenee and integrity over their affairs. (Applause.) 
Instead of strifes, hates, a,nd robberies, it means jusljce, liberty, peace, loyalty 
and good will. And, gentlemen, for our whole country, East, West, Nortll 
and South, it means, instead of a war President, trained only in a military 
school, and whose whole character has been formed in the ideas, arts, hahits 
and despotism of military life, ~ instead of this, it means the election of a peace 
President (cheers), trained in the ideas, arts, blessings and repuhlican sim- 
plicity of peace and of liberty (loud cheering) ; of peace not enchained ; of 
liberty not under military arrest, awaiting (rial, sentence and executbn at a 
drum-head court-martial; but that liberty and that peace which the constitu- 
tion secures hy placing the civil law above the sword (loud applause), and by 
preserving in fUll vigor the sacred writ of habeas eorput, and the right of trial 
by jury. (Applause.) It means another thing, and perhaps the most im- 
portant of them all,— it means to arrest the centralization of power m the 
Federal Government. (Loud cheering.) It means to assert the vital princi- 
ple of our repuhlican system, in which alone it live* and moves and has its 
being, that constitutions are made by the people in their sovereign capacity, 
for the express purpose of defining md limiting (applause) the powers of all 
governments, state or national; and that wo are determined that Presidents 
and Governors, Congresses and State Legislatures, and every department of 
government, shall obey the constitution they are sworn to support. (Pro- 
longed applause.) 

It means to put an end forever to certain practices wliieh have grown up 
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to join in this liberal movement; and which hare deeply wounded the hearts 
of all Eepnblicans, as well aa Demoerate in this conntrj (applause) ; — prac- 
tices which, never existed or were tolerated under other administrations; 
which are hut too well known to all the world, and which our nation's good 
reputation will be best consulted by not even naming. (Cheers.) It meana 
also to give strength and stability to our financial affairs and to our national 
credit, by bringing honesty, economy and fidelity to every position, federal, 
state, or municipal, where puhlicmoneya are collected and disbursed (cheers) ; 
and by the honest payment of all our obiigatiovs. (Renewed applause.) It 
means to ^ve higher tone and greater vigor to the administraUon of our 
foreign and domestic affairs so as to command the respect and confidence of 
our own people and of the civilized world. It means to place in the highest 
ofSees of our government men of whom all the world wiU say they ave honest 
and thoy are capable. (Applause.) 

Gentlemen, 1 have thus briefly eal'ed to mind the occasion, the duty, and 
the purpo-e which bring us here A great responsibility rests upon this Con- 
vention. If Its actiou shall be anch (and 1 douht not it will be) as to put an 
end to the misrule which for the IJ't few years has afflicted our beloved 
country, this generation and the generations to come will remember with 
pride and gratitndi, the Convention at Baltimore of the 9th of July, 1872. 

Amid loud and long-continued applansc Mr. Doolittle took his 
seat. 

The Vice Pregidents then, upon the invitation of the President, 
came forward and took their seats upon the platform. 

The Pkesident. — The Chair awaits the action of the Convention. He un- 
■ deratands ttiat no Committee on Resolutions has been appointed. What is the 
pleasure of the Convention? 

Gen. Jho. A McClernabd, of Illinois. —I move that a committee of one 
from each State, to be named by the respective delegations, be appointed a 
Committee on Resolutions. 

The Pbesident. — The gentleman from Illinois will please send up his 
proposition in writing. 

Mr. G. G. Perkins, of Kentucky, offered the following resolu- 
tion : — 

Resolved, That a Committee on Eesolutions, composed of one delegate from 
each State, be appointed by the Preaident, upon the suggestion of the chairman 
of each State delegation, upon a call by States. 

The resolution of Mr. Perkins was adopted and in pursuance 
thereof the States were called, when the following-named gentle- 
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The Committee on Resolutions. 

Alohoma — C. F. Scott. Missouri — Wm. Hyde. 

Arkamoi — J. P. Fagaji. jVeimsfej — E. W. Thomas. 

C|tH/b™itt — 'WmTTH: ■Qivin. ■ m.vada — Geo. G. Beriy. 

Oomiedieia — A. E. Burr. jV™ Hampshire— B.. Bingham. 

^elamare — T. F. Bayard. . Mm -fersey — C. H. Valentine. 

Florida— C. H. Smith. A'eio Fort — Wm. Cassidy. 

Georgia — Isaac W. Aveiy. iKirfA Carolina — T. L. Clingman. 

/fiinois — Aaron K, Shaw. Ohio — J. 'F. McKinney. 

Indiana — H. W. Harrington. Oregon— Jm. E. Kelly, 

iowa — Charles Mason. Pennsylvania — Saml. J. BardalL 

Kansas — John Martin. Rhode Island — H. Van Slyek. 

Kentitcky-R. Malory. South GaroUna — M.. P. O'Connor, 

Lotiisiana — J. M. Sand^. Tennessee — J. H. Savage, 

Maine~T. W. Hubbard, ■ Texas — Q. W. Smith. 

Maryland — Montgomery Blair. Vermont — H. W. Heaton. 

Massaclvasetis — Oliver Stevens. Virginia — Jno.,B. Baldwin. 

Michigan — J. M. Crane. West Virginia — Henry Brannon. 

Minmesoia— C. H. Beriy. Wisconsin — E. S. Bra^. 
Mssissippi — E. Barksdale. 

The Presidbkt. — Those gentlemen named by the several delegations are 
appointed hy the Chair as members of the Committee on Kesolutions, pursu- 
ant to the resolution adopted. 

Mr. John L. Hunter, of Conn., moved that there be added to 
the list the District of Columbia, and that she be allowed a repre- 
sentative upon the Committee on Resolutions. 

Mr. Thomas P. Fenlon, of Kansas, moved to amend by adding 
each of the Territories, and the amendment was accepted by Mr. 
Himtcr. 

Mr. H. B. Smith, of Vermont, — Mr. Chairman, I do not desire to say a 
word against the Territories or the District of Columbia ; but above the inter- 
ests ofthese Territories I desire topreeerve the usages and practices and prin- 
ciples of the Democratic party. It is hardly in accordance with Uiese prac- 
tices U> let the feeble organizations of the Territories come in hero and control 
the action of the older and larger States. I therefore am opposed to the res- 
olution. 

Mr. Nicholas Hatha w at, of Mass. —I move that the resolution of the 
gentleman from Connecticut be laid on the table. 

The question was put upon the motion to lay on the table, and 
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Mr. Mekrick, of the District of Columbia, called attention to 
the fact that the resolution in regard to the delegates from the 
District oi Columbia was not offered by any of the delegates from 
the District, but by the delegate from Connecticut, Mr. Hunter. 

Mr. Batless W. Hanna, of Indiana, offered the following reso- 
lution : — 

Resolved, That all resolationa pertaining to the platform of principles to be 
adopted by this Convention be referred to the Committee on Resolutions with- 
out debate. 

Hon. Robert Cbkistie, of New York. — I move to amend by adding ttiat 
they be referred without reading. (Loud cries of " Ko ! " and ' ' Yea ! Yes ! ") 

The question being put on the amendment it was agreed to, and 
,the resolution as amended was then adopted. 

Various delegates sent to the Cbair resolutions which, under the 
rule already adopted, were referred to the Committee on Resolu- 
tions without reading. Among these were the following; — 

By M. A. Daoghektt, of Ohio : — 

Resolved, That believing the safety and welfare of the country demand at 
this time the united action of all patriotic citizens (however widely they 
may have heretofore differed or may now differ in political opinion) to effect a 
change in the administration of the general government, and believing, also, 
that in the present crisis of public affairs the Democratic party can best pro- 
mote the true interests of the country by not presenting candidates from its 
own ranks for President and Vice President, and by cordially uniting in the 
support of the candidates presented by the Liberal Republicans through their 
Convention at Cincinnati ; ttierefore, we do hereby nominate Horace Greeley, 
of New York, for President of the United States, and B. Gratz Brown, of 
Missouri, for Vice President of the United States. 

By S. F. BuTTBRWOKTH, of California : — 

Resolved, That.vfe recognize and accept the doctrine of the civil equality 
of all men, without regard to color or past condition, as a fixed and estab- 
lished principle, which as a party we will not attempt to change ; and that 
we will in good faith support, sustain, and defend the fourteenth and fifteenth 
amendments to the Constitution as the paramount law of the land. 

By James G-allagher, of Conneoticut : — 

Resolved, That accepting the Constitution as it is, with the fourteenth 
amendment, declaring all persons born or naturalized in the United States 
subject to the lurisdiction thereof, citizens, and concurring in the opinion of 



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Judge Taney, that "a citizen u o«e who has entire equality of privileges, 
cjYil and political," we are logi.ally compelled to admit that women, being 
citizens, are poaeeaaed of the right to vote, and entitled to national protection 
in the ejcercise thereof. 

Also the following : — 

Democrats, believing that oScere of elections should be enconraged to 
register the names and receive the votea of women citizens equaUy with men, 
leaving the question of the legality of such votes to the decision of the Legis- 
latures of the several States, respectfully ask the adoption of the following 
resolution by the National Democratic Convention : ~ 

RtsoUed, That the Democratic party, true to its name and original purpose 
of retognizing the sovereignty of individuals, does now cordially invite the 
sympathy, labor, and vote of all citizens of the United States, irrespective of 
sex, color or condition, and pledges itself to the protection of women citizens 
at the ballot equally with men. 

Also by Mr. Gallagher, resolutions favoring promotion of the 
material condition of the people by a more equitable distnbution 
of the products of labor ; asserting that the General Government 
should substitute for the present currency legal-tender treasury 
notes, exchangeable at holder's option for govermental securities, 
redeemable in said treasury notes ; condemning the neglect of the 
General Government to enforce the eight-hour law, and pledging 
the Democratic party to such amendment of the patent laws as shall 
worli the forfeiture of a patent monopoly where those engaged in 
manufacturing a patented article are worked more than eight hours 
daily. Also, favoring du-ect taxation exclusively, graduated to the 
wealth of the individual. Also, favoring the enactment of laws to 
secure minorities fair representation. 

By Mr. A. Miner, of Utah. — A resolution favoring such modi- 
fication of the rules as shall admit Territorial delegates to full 
membership in Democratic National Conventions hereafter. 

By Mr. W. D. Cunningham, of Kentucky. ~ Expressing the 
duty of all patriots to lay aside personal and party preferences at 
this time, and combine to defeat tyranny, usurpation and misrule, 
and preserve the existence of a free nation. 

By the Alabama Delegation. — Desiring the restoration of the 
Constitution and of equal rights tp every State and citizen ; and 
to that end accepting the nomination of Greeley and Brown, and 
endorsing the Cincinnati platform as restated in Mr. Greeley's 
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Report of the Committee on Credentials. 

Hon. D. D. Dtkbuait, Chairman of the Committee on Credentials. - 
Committee on Creaentiala is now ready to report. 



The Secretary then read the report as followa : — 

To THE DeMOOEATIC NiTIONAI. CONVENTION AT BALTIMORE ASSEMBLED 1 

— Your Committee on Ccedeatiale do reapectfully report that on a call of the 
States ihey all report their delegations full, with no contested seats ; that the 
total number of delegates entitled to seats in the Convention ia 732; that 
Texas reported twenty delegates, and your committee recommend that they l)e 
flowed seats on the floor, but only to cast the eight votes to which she is en- 
titled. 

Tour committee further recommend that the delegates present from the 
several Territories be entitled lo seats on the floor of the Convention, without 
any vote. 

Your committee, through their Secretary, herewith transmit to the Con- 
vention, an aceorate and corrected list of the delegates from the several 
States of the Union. 

All of which is now reapectfully submitted. 

D. D. Dykeman, 

CAairwian.. 



List of Delegates to the Convention. 

ALABAMA, 



William M. Byrd, 


Eli S. Shorter 


Levi W. Lawler, 


J. B. Clark, 


Thomas A. Walker, 


F. W. Sytes, 


Jones M. Withers, 


Peter M. Doi. 



I'irsi District. — C. L. Seott, 



Second " 


A. C. Gordon, 


Albert StraBsburger. 


Third " 


Daniel Crawford, 


A. N. Worthy. 


Fourth " 


Allen C. Jones, 


L. M. Stone. 


Fifih " 


S. D. Cabiniaa, 


Thomas B. Cooper. 


Sixth " 


Alberto Martin, 


Eobert McFarknd. 



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ARKANSAS. 
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CALIFORNIA. 

DELES ATE S AT I-ARQE. 

J. G. Downey, -William M. Gwin, 

Eugene Cassetley, James H, Hardy. 

DISTRICT DELEGATES, 

•im DMlrid. Workman, McDowell Venable. 

epond " Samuel P. Butterworth, George D. Roberts. 

Ttird " w. F. Goad, J. c. Wolfikill. 

burth " Frank McCoppin, Henry George. 

CONNECTICUT. 

DELEGATES AT LARGE. 

A. E. Burr, William H. Barnum, 

Cliarlea R. IngersoU, Daniel A. Daniels. 

DISTEIOT DELEGATES. 



-FVrs<i)is(Wrf.- Nathaniel E. StCT 


ens, John S. Dobson. 


Second " James Gallagher, 


Charles Hubhard, 


TMrd " Seth S. Logan, 


F. A Warden, 


Fomih " James B. Coit, 


John L. Hunter. 


DELAWARE. 


Thomas F. Bayard, 


Benjamin T. Bi^a, 




James Williams, 


John H. Paynter, 


Edward L. Martin. 


FLORIDA. 




S. L. Kiblack, 


W. D. Barnes, 


Thomas Randall, 


C. H. Smith. 


C. H. Jones, 


W. Call, 




William Curry. 


GEORGIA. 




DELEGATES AT LA 


RGE. 


• H. L. Benning, 


A. R. Wright, ' 


> Thomas Hardeman^ 


Julian Harliidge, ■ 


' A. H. Colquitt, 


John B. Gordon, ■ 


■ C. T. Goode, 


I. W. Areiy. ' 


DI8TRICI DELEGATES. 


First District. — George E. Black, ' 


W. B. Mitchell. - 


SeconA •• Willis A. Hawkins, 


C. C. Kibbee. ■ 


Third " W. T. Hudson, • 


R. D. Spalding. 


Fourth " J. M. Gr.iy, > 


M. T. Doyal. -^ 


Fifth " E. H. Pottle, . 


E. M. Rucker. ' 


Sixth " J. H. Christy, , 


J. E. Eedwine. * 


Sevtntk " David Irwin, i 


M. A. Candler. ' 



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OFFICIAL pnoCBKllINGH OF THE 
ILLINOIS. 



J, J. Philips, 
A. M. CriUg. 



W. F. Coolbftugh, 
Aaron K. Shaw, 



Firit District.- 

Second " 

Third " 

Fourth " 

Fiflh 

Sixth " 

Seventh " 

Eighth " 

Ninth ■ ' ' 

Tenih " 

Eleventh " 

Twelfth " 

Thirteenth " 

Fourteenth " 

Fifteenth " 

Sixteenth " 
Seventeenth " 

Eighteenth " 

Nineteenth " 



DELEGATES. 

-M.'w. Fuller, 
W. B. Snowhook, 
Henry T. Helm, 
Ei chard Bishop, 
W. H. Mitchell, 
John Dickson, 
S. W. Brown, 
K. C. Ferrell, 
S. P. Shope, 
J. R. Neil, 
H. C. Withers, 
J. A. McClernand, 
A. M. Miller, 
J, B. Smith, 
W. M. Garrard, 
C. D. Holies, 
Milton McClure, 
J. H. Oberly, 
Charles Carroll, 



St. Clair Sutherland. 
M. r. Tulley. 
Obadiah Jackson. 
R. Hopkins. 

A. B. McCoy. 

3ames E. Echols. 

S. Ott. 

Henry C. Dent. 
W. W. Obrier. 
J. B. Patterson. 

Bernard ArutKen. 

T. W. HcNeely. 

S. S. Parks. 

John Piers on. 

H. B. Decius. 

J. J. McCauley. 

S. A. Buckinaster. 

J. F. Bouton. 
R. W. Townsend. 



Illinois and Massachusetts delegations cannot he verified for the at 
son sivon in the case of Arkansas. 



INDIANA. 




DELBGATEB AT Li 


GE. 


Mardn M. Ray, 
Robert Lowry, 
D. D. Dykenian, 
Levi Sparks, 


James D. Williams, 
Bayless W. Hanna, 
G. W. McConnell, 
Horace Corbjn. 


DISTRICT DBLEOi 


BS. 


Krri District. - A. T. Whittlesey, 
SeeonA " Augustus Bradley, 
Third " H. W. Harrington 
Fourth " Alonzo Blair, 
Fifth " Benjamin E. Shaw 


Michael Murphy. 
Clement Doane. 
R. D. Slater, Jr. 
W. H. Beck. 
Thomas W. Woolen. 


Sixth " Thomas Dowling, 
Seventh " JohnB. Enger, 
EigMh " Geoi^e D. Tate, 


James W. Cookerly. 
Leander McCIurg. 
■ William Steele, Jr. 



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NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. 



Ninth District.— W ■ Taughenbaugh, 
Tenth " J. A. S. Mitchell, 

Slevenih " L. I Ham, 



8. Thanhausor. 
J. R. Lanning. 
F. B. Thomas. 



Charles Mason, 


M. M. Ham, 


John F. Buncombe, 


John P. Irish. 


First Diitrict. ■ 


— Charles I. Barker, 


CBS. 

Edward Campbell. 


Second " 


H. M. Martin, 


L. N. Stuart. 


Third " 


S. H. Kinne, 


JohnH. Peters. 


Fom-ih " 


J. D. Thompson, 


G. C. Wright. 


F,fih " 


N. B. Holbrook, 


A. C. Sherwood. 


S^xth " 


J. B. Atherton, 


S. B. Evans. 


Seventh " 


J. E. Williamson, 


C. W. Perry. 


Eighth •• 


B. r. Montgomeiy, 


N. C. Ridenour. 


Mnih " 


John P.AlUson, 

KANSAS. 


C. C. Sraeltzer. 


Thomas P. 


Fenlon, 


George B. Wood, 


John Martin, 


Richard B. Morris, 


William E. 


Wagstaff, 


T. W. Waterson, 


Isaac Sharp, 


P. T. Pendleton, 


B. M. Hulett, 


J. J. Brown, 




KENTUCKY. 






DBLEOATS9 AT LA 


EOB. 


Benah Magoffin. 


Henry D. McHenry, 


George P. 


Doem, 




First District. - 


- T. C. Dabney, 


J. C. GUbert. 


Second " 


Charles Eases, 


Polk Laffon. 


Third " 


George T. Edwards 


1, James M. ffines. 


Fo«rih " 


W. F. Bell, 


W. 0. Cunninghar 


Fifth ■' 


W. L. Jackson, 


Robert MaUory. 


Sixth " 


Geoi^ T. Perkins, 


W. W. Cleary. 


Seventh " 


Benjamin T. Buckner, J. D. Lillard. 


Eighth " 


J. H. Bruce, 


T. C. Bell. 


Ninth " 


John S. WiUiams, 


J. Deshman. 


Tenth " 


K, F. Pritchard, 


A. E. Cole. 



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OFFICIAL FnnCEEDINQS oil IHE 
LOUISIANA. 



H. D. Og(3en, 
John M. Sandidge, 



First District. - 
Semnd " 
Third " 
Fourth " 
Fifth 



- Daniel Edwards, 
Given Campbell, 
Charles MeVea, 
"W. B. Egan, 
Robert liiehardson 
MAINE. 



B. r. Taylor. 
Andrew McCullon. 
J. A. Taylor. 
William Levy. 
H. E. Lucas. 



First District. - 
Second " 
Third " 
Fourth '• 
Fifth 



First District. — Jesse K. Hines, 



James M. Cliurchill, 
S. C. Andrews, 
Albert Moore, 
James C. Madigan, 
Jonathan White, 
MARYLAND. 



Third 
Fourth 
Fifth 



William Emery. 
P. B. Torrey. 

8. K. Tibbitts. 

W. T. Pearson. 

C. C. Roberts. 



Robert Fowler, 
Philip r. Thomas. 



James B. Boyli 
John F. Huntor, 
Robert T. Banks, 
Elijah J. Henkle, 
John W. Baughman, 
MASSACHUSETTS. 



Washington Findlef. 
Thomas H. Moore. 
W. H. JUlard. 
Harry Gilmore. 
John Lee Carroll. 
George Treaner. 



Charles C. Green, 
George M. Stearns, 



George W. Gill, 
Joseph G. Abbott. 



First District. — George Delano, 
Second " Charles Albro, 

Third . " George B. Kichols, 

Fourth " Leopold Morse, 



,s Hathaway. 
Henry Hobart. 
Michael Doher^. 
Oliver Stevens. 



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Fifth District. — Charles P. Thompson, C. 0. Moree. 

Sixth " E. M. Skillings, 

Seventh " E. W. Colcord, 

Mghth '• D. D. Brodhead, 

Ninth " W. A. Williams, 

Tenth " H. C. Hill, 



E. A. Ingalls. 
Joseph R. Hayes. 
D. A. Buckley. 
Jeremiah Gatchell. 
R. C, Crafts. 



MICHIGAN. 

DELEOATBa AT LAR( 

William A. Moore, ] 

Edwin H. Lothrop, J 



First District. — Thomas D. Hawley, 
" George H. Bniee, 

" Isaac M. Crane, 

" Emory 0. Brigga, 

" Augustus S. Buller, 

" Henry M. Loot, 

" O'Brien J. Atkinson, 

D. C. Moore, 
" A. P. Swineford, 

MIKJTESOTA. 



Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 

Sixth 

Seventh 

Eighth 

Ninth 



First District. - 



John W. C, Watson, 
J. H. Sharp, 



First District. - 
Second " 
TUrd " 
Fourth " 
Fifth •< 



James D. Weir, 
John J. Robinson. 
Edward Cox. 
R. 8. Hastings. 
Manly D. Howard. 
Washington G. Wiley. 
William W. Stickney. 
George W. Lord. 
G. W. Robinson. 



■C. H. Berry, j. c. Wise, 
L. L. Peek. 

George E. Skinner, W. W. Pheipa, 
Henry Weyhe. 

William Lochren, William Lee, 

J. J. Egan, George Mitsch. 



MI8SISSIPPL 



: LABQE. 

E. Barksdale, 
A. G. Horn, 



nBLEGATBS. 



■C.B. Milchell, 
H. H. Chalmers, 
E. 0. Sykes, 
B, J. Se mines, 
A. J. Frantz, 
Roderick Seal, 



J, M. Allen. 
H. D. Money. 
J. B. Dunn. 
W. D. Gibbs. 
H. M. Young. 
M. V. B. Hubb. 



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OFFICIAL PltOCHEBlNGS OF 1 
MISSOURI. 



George C. 


Vest, 


William Hyde, 


U. H. Armstrong, 


William H. Phelps, 


C. J. Nosbitt, 


A. W. Lamb. 




DISTRICT DKLEGA 


TBS. 


First District 


— JohnD. Finney, 


H. C. Brokmeyer. 


Second " 


John G. Priest, 


Jolm J, Fallon. 


Third " 


W. L. Hite, 


R. B. Wade. 


Fourth " 


W. H. McCown, 


R. L. Mellhenny. 


Fifth " 


J. L. Smith, 


D. C. Stone. 


Sixth 


George C. Bingha 


n, James Shields. 


Seventh " 


D. J. Heaston, 


A. P. Morehouae 


Eighth " 


J. S. Thompson, 


W. C. B. Gillespi* 


Ninth " 


W. F. Switzler, 
BEBllASKi 


William Newland 


George L 


MUler, 


John Black, 


James C. 


Crawford, 


W. A. Coleman, 


E. "W. Til 


NEVADA. 


W. H. Piatt. 



First Di 

Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 



Thomas H. Williams, S. B. Wji 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

PISTRICI DELEGATES. 

Frank Jones, 
G. W. M. Pitman, 
M. V. B. Eagerly, 
Charles G. Chandler, 
Harry Bingham, 
NEW JERSEY. 



David M. Clough, 
William Kand. 
Alvah W. Sulloney. 
GeorgaB. Dame. 
George F. Putman. 



Theodore P. Randolpli, 
John P. Stockton, 



First District.— &.. H. Slape, 
Second " John Russell, 

A. K. Cogswell, 
Caleb H, Valentine, 
Af A. Hardenbuig, 
Vt. N. Truesdell, 
W. B. Rankin, 



Third 
Fourth 
Fifth 



William H. Gwynne. 
Emanuel WUka. 
A. H. Patterson. 
John N. Voorhees. 
DaTid Henry. 
Joel N. Mead. 
A. 0. Evans. 



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)NAL JIEMOCRATIC 
NEW YORK 




Jolin T. Hoffman, 


Delos DeWoIf, 


HeniyW 


Slocum, 


Jarvis Lord. 


Mrst District 


■- Robert Christie, 


James M. Oakley. 


Second 


Thomas Kinsella, 


Wm. W. Moeeiey. 


Third 


William A. Fowler 


WiUian. C. DeWitt. 


Fourth " 


Calvin E. Pmtt, 


Stephen J. Colohan. 


Fifth 


John Fox, 


Nelson W. Young. 


Si:xih 


James Brooks, 


Henry Woltman. 


Stvmik 


A. J. Eickoff, 


John Scott. 


Mighth 


Samuel S. Cos, 


James S. Thayer. 


Ninth 


Oliver Charlieb, 


John S. Ma^terion. 


Tenth 


Wm. C. Connor, 


Matthew T. Brennan 


Eleventh 


Clarkaon N. Potter, 


Calvin Frost. 


Tmlfth 


Charles F. Brown, 


James L. LaMoree. 


Thirteenth 


Homer A. Nelson, 


Robert F. Andrews. 


Fourteenth 


Joseph H. Tuthil!, 


Jacob H. Meeoh. 


Fifteenth 


William Cassidy, 


A. A. Hunt. 


Sixteenth 


John H. Colby, 


George Northrop. 


Seventeenth " 


John Keenan, 


Artemas B. Waldo. 


Eighteenth 


Charles Anthony, 


. William P. Cantwell. 


Nineteenth 


George W. Chapuia 


, Mclntyre Frazer. 


Twentieth 


William W. Gordon 


Walter A. Cook. 


Tteenty-Firit " 


Levi H. Brown, 


DeWitt C. West. 


Tjffeniy Second " 


Calvert Cometocfc 


J. Thomas Spriggs. 


J^emy-Third " 


Willard Johnson, 


N. Wilson Parker. 


T'oieniy- Fourth " 


William C. Euger, 


Milton H. Northrup. 


TKenty-Fiflh " 


D. B. McNeil, 


Henry Stowell. 


Twenty- Sixth " 


Lester B. Faolkner. 


Samuel S. Ellsworth. 


Twenty-Seventh " 


George J. Magee, 


John S. Wells. 


TiBeiity- Eighth " 


George B. Bradley, 


Erastus P. Hart. 


Tvienty-Mnih " 


Wm. H. Bowman, 


John W. Graves. 


Thirtieth 


Henry A. Richmond, 


Elton T, Ransom. 


Thirty- First " 


Waiiam Williams, 


Geoi^e W. Cothran. 


TUrty-Seeond " 


Charles H. Lee, 


James Cotter. 


William Pureell, 


Joseph Warren. 




NORTH CAROLINA. 


John Manning, Jr. 


Henry G. WiUiams, 


A. M. Scales, 


Joseph A. Engelhard. 



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OFFirm. psorKK7>iyii.H 


IIF THK 


First District. 


— Hi^nry A. Gilliam, 


3. L. Mitchell. 


Second " 


C. J. Gee, 


Thomas S. Keenan 


Tkird " 


E. D. Hall, 


H. B. Short. 


Fovrih " 


D. M. Barringer, 


John H. Kirkland. 


Fifth " 


J. M. Worth, 


JohnB. Gretter, 


Sixth 


Ztliulon B. Vance, 


Paul B. Means. 


Seventh " 


R. F, Armflt^ld, 


G. M. Mathes. 


Eighth " 


Thomas L. Clingma 


, A. M. Erwin. 



John A. McMahon, 


Henry B. Payne, 


Chaton A. 


White, 


M 


A. Daugherty. 


First District. 


— Alfred Gaither, 




Thomas J. Quinn. 


Second 




Thomas E. Snellbaker 


A. B. Champion. 


Third 




Job E. Owens, 




Henry Hanna. 


Fourth 




DavidA.Houk, 




William J. Alexander. 


Fifth 




A. V. Eice, 




George W. Andrews. 


Sixth 




E. S. Dodd, 




James G. Haley. 


Seventh 




J. M, Trimble, 




J, W. Shinn. 


Eighth 




J, Frank McKinney, 


John H. Blose. 


Ninth 




A. S. Ramsev, 




Joseph Watson. 


Tenth 
EUvenih 




William Mungen, 
Oaear I". Moore, 




r. Wilmer. 
John L. Vance. 


Twelfth 




John G. Thompson 




Newton Schleich. 






William H. Ball, 




Geoi^ B. Smythe. 


Fourteeath 




Daniel S. UM, 




Thomas Coughlin. 


Fifteenth 




Wjlie H. Oldham, 




Henry K. West. 


Sixteenth 




John H. Heaton, 




George W. McCook. 


SeJienteenih 




John Clark, 




John J. Warwick. 


Eighteenth 




H. T. Hahn, 






Nineteenth 




W. A. Baker, 




J. H. An^ser. 


Ttctniieth " 


J. N. Coffinberry, 
OREGON. 




Pred W. Green. 




DELEOATB8 AT LASQI 




A. Bush, 




J. 


W. Virtue, 


J. T. Glenn, 





S. Savage, 


AlZe 


iber, 




E 


E. Colby. 



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NATIONAL TyEMOCEATlU CONVENTION: 
PENNSYLVANIA. 



Willi 


mA 


Wallace, George W, Cbbs. 


Samu 


el J. RandaU, PliiHi 


P Collins, 


L. A. 


Mackey, 


H. D 


Smith, 


C. W 


Carrigan 


B. M 


Boyer, 


S. B. 


Wilson, 


J. H. 


Brintoii. 


First 


District. 


- William McMuilcn, 


Samuel Josephs. 


Second 






William M. Eeilly, 


Thomas D, Pierce. 


Third 






J. L. Ladncr, 


Daniel M. Fox. 


Fourth 






Isaac Leech, i 


John Campbell. 


Fifth 






Lewis C. Cassiday, 


Haiman Yerkes. 


Sixth 






Ephraim J. Acker, 


Edward J. Albright. 


Seventh 








George H. Armstrong 


Eighth 






J. L. Getz, 


B. F. Eoyer. 


mnth 






Henry Carpenter, 


Robert Crane. 


Tenth 






William M. liajida.ll. 


C. D. Gloniger. 


Eleventh 






Isaac S. Case, 


Charles Kleinz. 


Twelfth 






C. L. Lamberton, 


Asa B. Brundage. 


Thirteenth 






V. B. Piolett, 


William M. Peltz. 


Fourteenth 






Jacob Loisenring, 


W. K. Wilson. 


Fifteenth 






Johii Creswell, 


Isaiah R. Dunbar. 


Sixteenth 






Augustus Duncas, 


A. H. Cotfroth. 


Seventeenth 






James Burns, 


E. Milton Speer. 


Eighteenth 






Edward Perks, 


M. F. Elliot. 


Mneteenth 






D. W. Hutchinson, 


Herman Kretz. 


fwenUeth 






P. J. Pierce, 


William Hasaon. 


Twnty-Firii 






William H. Plajford 


John Latta. 


Twenty-Second 






James P. Barr, 


John H, Bailey. 


Twenty-Third 






David Campbell, 


P. H. Winston. 


Twenty- Fourth 






J. A. J. Buclianan, 


D. J. Morris. 



RHODE ISLAND. 



Nicholas Van Siycke, 
William J. Miller. 



C pELEGiTEB. 

Eastern Dietria.—'W iUi&in B. Beach, Lyman Pierce. 

Western " Thomas A. Reynolds, Elisba C. Clark. 



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OFFICIAL PROCEEDING. 



SOUTH CAKOLESA. 



DBLEGATBS A 



■William Aiken, 


William D.Porter, 


Janiea ^. lelar, 


Simeon Fair, 


James Chestnut, 


W. 


H. Wallace. 


T. B. Prize 










DISTRICT DELEGATES. 




First District. - 


-John B.Moore, 




E. F. Warley, 




Henry Mclver, 




William Connors. 


Second 


Thomas Y. Sinioni 
S. S. Solomons. 




M. P. O'Conor, 


Third 


J. fe. Cotliran, 




J. P. Adams. 




H. A. Mcetze, 




A. T). Frederick, 


Fourth 


E. C. MeClure, 




T. W. Woodward. 


Six delegates in exccsi 


i. All properly acei 


■edited, through but 14 vc 


I Convention. 










TEXNESSEE. 




Neil S. Brown, 


CI 


carles M. McGhee, 


John H. St 


ivage, 


M 


, MaglYcny, 


Duncan K, 


, McRae, 


George W. White. 


First District. 


— John A. MoKinnej, 


Thomas B. Kirby. 


Second " 


W. W. Ferguson 




I). A. Carpenter. 


Third " 


Thomas Crotchfield. 


W. J. Clift. 


Fourth " 


J. W. Burton, 




H. L. Bayidson. 


Fifth " 


Edward S. Cheatham, 


John C. Bureh. 


Sixth " 


D, L, Dunningto 




A, B. Martin. • 


Seventh " 


B. A. Enloe, 




A. E. Lamkford. 


Eighth " 


J. M. Coulter, 




Charles N, Gibbs. 


Mnth " 


M. C. Galloway 




Enoch Ensley. 



J. W. Henderson, 
Washington Jones, 



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NATIONAL VEMOCRATIO CONVEXTlOlf. 



First Dist- 
Second ' 



rf. — G. W". Bryan, 
H. S. Walker, 
J. L. Kamp, 
C. W. Geers, 
B. H. Bassett, 
J. W. Downs, 
George W. Smith, 
F. S. Stockdale, 



J. H. Turner, 
W. H. Tucker. 
M. D. K. Taylor, 
E. T. BroTighton. 
Ashbel Smith, 
George Quinan. 
D. J, Logan, 
J. S. Ford. 



DELEQilES A 

H. B. Smith, 
W, P. Horrobin, 



Geoi^e H. Weeks, 
Homer W. Heaton. 



First District. - Charles J. Soper, Lociaa E 

Second " James H. WilliamB, Thomas Keefe. 

Third " E. B. Smalley, George W. Aiken. 

VIBGINIA. 



DELEGATES A 



Th omaB S. Boeo ck. 



John L. Mooye, 
John B. Baldwin. 



First District. — Tifzhugh Lee, 



Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 

■sixth 

Stventh 

Eighth 

Ifinth 



Charles K. Mallory, 
Bradley F. Johnson, 
W. E. Berkerley, 
George W. Booker, 
H, H. Eobinson, 
S. H. Mofiatt, 
Nathan Harrison, 
John A. MeCaal, 



John Neelay, 

V. D. Groner. 

D. C. DeJarnette. 

W. E. Cameron. 

A. W. C. Nowlin. 

W. W. Berry. 

Thos. Jefferson Rantlolph. 

Giles Cook. 

John H. Smith. 



WEST VIRGINIA. 



Allen T. Caperton 
Henry Braimon, 



Henry G. Davie, 
Benjamin Wilson. 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 



First District. — WillLam M. Clemins, Alemnder Campbell. 
Second " William P. Willey, B. F. Martin. 

Third " G. W. Imboden, Philip Snyder. 





WISCONSIN". 




James K. 


Doolittlo, 


Gabriel Bouck, 


Edward S. Bragg, 


John Lawlor. 


Fira District. 


, — D. W. Small. 


John Hackett. 


Second " 


George W. Bird, 


A. G. Cook. 


Third " 


H, H Gray, 


Nelson Dewey. 


Fourih •' 


George II. Paul, 


B. S. Weil. 


Fifth " 


E. C. Lewis, 


Josepli Vilaa. 


Sixth 


C. A. Welsbrod, 


Joseph P. Hume. 


Seventh " 


L. P. Weatherby, 


Theodore Eodoef. 


Mghih " 


W. P. GaJloway, 


S. A. Pease. 



■e that the Convention aiijoum 
B to amend hy substituting 10 



Mr. W. B. Hankin', of New Jersey. - 
until 12 o'eloek to-morrow. 

Mr, Van Slyck, of llhode Island. — 
o'clock as the hour of meeting. 

The Pebsidbkt. — I desire to make a suggestion to the gentlemsn from 
New Jersey before putting his motion. It is desirable that the National 
Committee should be appointed before we adjourn, so that they can meet 
durinj; the reeess. Will the gentleman waive his motion for that purpose? 

Gov. HoFFMAH, of New York, — In regard t* that suggestion I desire simply 
to siiy that Hew York cannot name its member before the Convention ad- 

The pRBSiDEKT. — Therefore the question occurs on the motion to adjourn. 
The question being put, it was decided in the negative. 
Gov. IIoFFSTAN. — I move that wlienthis Convention adjourns, it be to meet 
to-morrow morning at ten o'eloek. 

Mr. Hunter, of ContecticQt, and others seconded the motion, 
wLiuli was adopted. 
Mr. S. S. CoK, of New York. — I move that we now adjourn. 
The motion was negatived. 



Mr. Gallaghek, of Connecticut. — Mr. Chairman, I mo' 
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State, be selected as a. National Committee. I have great respect for my 
friend from New York (Gov. Hoffman), bat his committee-raan can be named 
to-morrow morning if it is not convenient for New Tort to name him to-night. 
But it is desired by a number of gentlemen here that this National Committee 
be appointed as early as possible, in order that they may have an opportunity 
to consult together how to carry on the campaign properly. 

ThepRBBiDEBT. — The proposition of the gentleman from Connecticut is, 
that the Convention proceed to nominate a National Committee, of one mem- 
ber from each State, to be named by the delegates as the States shall be called 
in alphabetical order. 

The motion was agi-eed to. 

The Phesihent. — The Secretary will proceed to call the roll. 

Gov. Hoffman, of New York. — The New York delegation ask leave to 
retire in the hope that they may be able to name their member at this time. 

Leave was granted. 

Leave was also granted to tbe Maryland, Alabama and Georgia 
delegations to retire for oonsultalion. 

The calling of the roll was proceeded with, and the retiring 
delegations having returned, during the call, the membera of the 
National Commiltee were named as follows : 

The national Committee. 

Alabama — Thos. A. Walker, Jackeonville. 
Arkansas — S. It. Crockrell, Pine Bluff, 
(7aZi/ornia — Frank McCoppin, San Francisco. 
Coanecticut — Wm. H. Bar num. Line Buck. 
Delaware — Charles Bcasten, Oilessa. 
FloHda—Chs^rlvB E. J>yke, THllahasaee, 
Georgia — A. R. Wright, Augusta. 
Illinois — Cyrua H. McCormick, Chicago. 
Indiana — Thos. Dowling, Terre Ilauie, 
/ou-a-M. M. Ham, Dubuque, 
.ffansas — Isaac E. Eaton, Leavenworth. 
Kentucky — Henry D. McHenry, Hartford, 
Louisiana — Henry B. Ogden, New Orleaiw. 
MaAne — 'L. D. M. Sweat, Portland. 
Maryland— &. Leo Knott, Baltimore. 
Masaachiisetfs — 'Ered. O. Prince, Boston. 
.McMgan — Wm. A, Moore, Detroit, 
Minnesota — Wm. Lochren, Minneapolis. 
_ Mississippi — J. H. Sharp, Columbus. 
Jfissouri — Jno. G. Priest, St. Louis, 



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Ifebraska — Geo. L. Miller, Omaha. 
yevada — Tho^. H. Williams, Tirgink City. 
iVeiB SampsfeiVe— M. V. B. Edgerly, Manchester. 
Nevr Jersey — Theo. F. Randolph, Morristown. 
JVeie York — Augustus Schell, New York City. 
iVorift Garolina — M. W. Eansom, Weldon. 
Ohio — J, G. Thompson, Columbus, 
Oregon — Robert J. Ladd, Portland. 
Pemtsylvama — James F. Barr, Pittsburg 
Rhode Island — Gideon Bradford, Providence 
Saaih CaroUna — Thoa. Y. Simons, Charleston 
Tennessee — Wm. T, Bate, Nashville 
Texas — ^.S. Stockdale, Indianola. 
Verm-ont — H. B. Smith, Milton 
Virginia — John Goode, Jr., Norfolk 
West Virginia — Jolm Blair Hoge, "Martmsbui^ 
Wisconsin — Geo. H. Paul, Milwaukee 

When New York was called Gov Hoffman a;ose and said ■ — 

Mr. Belmont having presented to the Nlw York delegation a letter declin- 
ing a reappointment upon the National Committee, the delegation with entire 
unanimity presents the name of Mr. Augu^tus bcheli 

Mr. CoLOHAN, of New York. — Mr. President, I move that the Convention 
now proceed to nominate candidates for Pre-ident and Vice President of the 
United States. 

The motion was seconded, but pending its consideration Mr. Ea.t, 
o£ Indiana, moved to adjourn. 

The Peehidknt, — Before putting that motion, I desire to state that the Com- 
mittee on Resolutions will meet at the rooms of the New York delegation, at 
the Carrollton house, this evening. The National Committee will also meet 
in this building at 8 o'cloek this evening. 

Mr. Hathaway, of Massa^ihueetta. — In order to expedite husiness, I 
move that the Committee on Resolutions be instcueted to report to this Con- 
vention immediately after the hour of assembling to-morrow morning. 

The motion was declared by the President to be out of order 
pending the motion to adjourn heretofore made by Mr. Ray, of In- 
diana, and at 5.55 P. M., on the said motion, the Convention ad- 
journed to meet at 10 o'clock A. M, to-morrow, July 10th. 

SECOND DAT. 

July 10th, 1873. 

At 10 o'clock A. M. the Convention, pursuant to adjournment, 
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The Preaident, Hon. Jas. R. Doolittle, called the Convention 
to order and introduced the Rev. Dr. Lebdrn, of Baltimore, who 
offered the following 

Almighty, and moat merciftil God, Thoa art the God of nations as well as 
of individuals ; Thou art a God who lulest among the armies of Heaven as 
among the inhahitants of the earth, and we desire to feci this day wlien we come 
into Thy presence that promotion cometh neither from the North, nor from the 
South, nor from the East, nor f.-om the West ; but that God alone raiseth up 
one and caateth down another. We would recognize in Thee the God of 
prosperity, the God of advancement, the God of wisdom, the God of success 
in all our undertakings and enterprises, and we desire to rejoice that Thou 
hast given us eo much encourBgement to expect Thy favoring Providir.ce in 
the future as we have received it in the past. It has pleased Thee to give 
us our heritage in a broad and goodly land. It has pleased Thee to give 
us our existence in an epoch of the world's history that is full of promise and 
full of resources for a vast and glorious future. And, Almighty God, as we 
are assembled here to-day, representatives from all parts of this great nation, 
we desire to ask of Thee that wisdom which is requisite and necessary in the 
present exigency. We pray tliat Thy servant who presides over this Conven- 
tion may have guidance from on High, in order that he may rightly adminis- 
ter his position. We pray that in all the efforts that are made here this day, 
in all the speaking, and in all the devices and designs that are entered upon 
here, there may be given such unanimity and such wisdom of counsel as that 
they shaU issue in a decision that shail be for the best interests of this great 
republic. 

Ahnighty God, we pray that harmony may not only prevail in these coun- 
sels, but that harmony may he thereby diffused over all this land, and that 
from this day forth we may enter upon a new and a happier and better epoch, 
even, than those that have passed into the history of the land — that there 
may be no North, no South, no East, no West, but that all gathered together 
in one common brotherhood, in one noble manhood, we may be permitted to 
enjoy ourselves, and to perpetuate for our posterity these glorious institutions 
which Thou has conferred upon us as our noble heritage ; all of which we ask 
only through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. 

The Presidbbt, — For the convenience of the members of the Convention 
as well as of the reporters of the Assoeial d P a d o 1 rs, the Chair re- 
quests that any gentleman rising to make a m ti n o address the Conven- 
tion, shaU distinctly state his name. Ther a e w he motions in the 
nature of questions of privilege, to which th a n n of he Chair has been 
called. The Chair recognizes first the gen eman f m A kansas. Gen. Ca- 
bell. 

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than are entitled to seats, and we ask that the courtesy of the Convention be 
extended to these delegates so as to allow them positions on the floor. They 
have come a long distance, from where tliere are few railroads and few tele- 
graphs, and until Mr. Greeley is elected we aliall not have any move. (Ap- 
plause.) Tiiere are fire of these deiegatea whose names I send to the Clerk. 
I move that they be admitted to the floor. 

The ifiotioii was agreed to, and under its operation Col. K. J. 
W. Johnson, Col. P. Dunn, J, W. Clopton, II. C. Eighter and 
George H, Goddard were allowed the privilege of the floor. 

The Platform. 

Mr. A. B. BciRR, of Connecticut, Chairman of the Commitlee on Kcsolu- 
tions, presented their report, and asked the Clerk to read, in the first place, 
its introductOJy paragraph. 

The Clerk read as follows : — 

The Committee on Resolutions submit the following report : — 

We, the Democratic Electors of the United Statejf, in Convention assem- 
bled, do present the following principles, already adopted at Cincinnati, as 
essential to juat government. (Long-continued applause.) 

Mr. Burr. ^Iu. order that there may be no raia apprehension In regard to 
the platform, I now ask tlie Cierk to read the resolutions in lull. 

The_ Clerk then read the resolutions adopted by the Cincinnati 
Convention of Liberal Republicans, as follows : — 

.1. We recognize the equality of all men before the law, and hold that it is 
the duty of the Government in its dealings with the people to mete out e^Lual 
and esact justice to all, of whatever. nativity, race, color or persuasion, reUgion 

2. We pledge ourselves to maintain the union of these States, emancipa- 
tion and enfranchisement; and to oppose any reopening of the questions set- 
tled by the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constltu- 

3. We demand the immediate and ahsolute removal of all disabilities imposed 
on account of the rebellioa which was finally subdued seven years ago, believ- 
ing that universal amnesty will result in complete pacification in all sections of 
the country. 

i. Local self-government, with impartial Suffrage, will guard the rights of all 
citizens more securely than any centralized power. The public weltkre re- 
quires the supremacy of the civil over the military authority, and the freedom 
of person under the protection of the habeas corpus. We demand fur the 
individual the largest liberty consistent with public order ; for the State, self- 
government; and for the Nation a return to the methods of peace and the con- 
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6.^ The Civil Servico of the Government has become a mere Inalmment of 
partisan tyranny and personal amhition, and an object of selfish greed. It la 
a Bcandal and reproach upon free institutions, and it btaeds a demoralization 
dangerous to the perpetuity of Republican Gorernment. 

6 We therefore regard a thorougb reform of the Civil Service as one of 
tlie mo«t pressing necessities of the hour; that honesty, capacity, and fidelity 
constitute the only valid claims to public employment ; that the offices of the 
Government cease to be a matter of arbitrary favoritism and patronage and 
that public, station shall hecome again a place of b T h d 
imperatively required tliat no President sliall be ndid t f 1 

7 We demand a s> stem of Federal taxation which 1 11 t ly 
interfere with the industry of the people, and which 1 11 p d h 
necessary to pay the LXpenses of the Government, ec m lly d m t d 
the pensions, the interest on the public debt, and a m d Id 
tion of the principal thereof; and recognizing that th m d t 
honest but irreconcilable differences of opinion with g d t tb p ti 
systems of protection and free trade, we remit the discussion ol the subject to 
the people in their Congressional Districts, and the decision of Congress 
thereon, wholly free from Executive interference or dictation. 

8. The public credit must be sacredly maintained, and we denounce repu- 
diation in every form and guise. 

9. A speedy return to specie payments is demanded alite of the highest 
considerations of commercial morality and honest government. 

10. We remember with gratitude the heroism and sacrifices of the soldiers 
and sailors of the Bepublic, and no act of ours shall ever detract from thejr 
justly earned fame or the full rewards of their, patriotism. 

11.- We are opposed to all furtlier grants of land t« railroads or other cor- 
porations. The public domain should he held sacred to actual setUers. 

12. We hold that it is the duty of the Government, in its intercourse with 
foreign nations, to cultivate the friendship of peace by treating with all on 
fair and equal terms, regarding it alike dishonorable either to demand what is 
not right, or submit to what is wrong. 

13. For the promotion and anceesa of these vital principles, and the sup- 
port of the candidates nominated by this Convention, we invit« and cordially 
welcome the co-operation of all patriotic citizens without regard to prerioua 
political affiliations. 

Tbe reading of the above was frequently interrupted by 

applause. 

Mr. Bder. — Mr. Chairman, these resolutions embrace the Cincinnati platr 
form word for word, — nothing talien from it, — nothing added except the 
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Union, except four, namely : Delaware, Mississippi, Georgia and Oregon. 
Having been adopted in committee with that unusual degree of unanimity, I 
move the adoption of the resolutions as a whole by the Convention, —and o.i 
that mofion, sir, I move the previous question. 

The President. —The Chairman of the Committee on Kesolntiona, Mr. 
Burr, reports a platform, and moves its adoption, and on that motion he asks 
the previous question. 

Senator Batahd, of Delaware. — I rise to a question of order. Has the 
previous question, another name for gag-law, hecome the law of a J.cmo- 
cratic Convention? 

Loud cries of " No," cheers and hisses. 

The President. —The Chair overrules the question of order. The pend- 
ing motion is not debatable ; but the Chair deems it proper to state that the 
Convention adopted by unanimous vote as the rules to govern its proceedings 
the rules of the House of Ec pre sent atives, the motion for the previous ques- 
tion being one of those rules which are essential to the transaction of busi- 
ness in large bodies of men. 

Senator Batabb. — I ask that the Chairman of the Committee on Resolu- 
tions withdraw his call for a period of at least ten minutes, that the minority — 
(Cries of " No,"^ " Tea," and much confusion.) 

Tlie Pbesident. — The appeal is made by the gentleman from Delaware to 
the Chairman of the ComnTittee on Resolutions, and not by anybody else. 

Mr. Bailkt, of Pennsylvania. — I second the appeal on behalf of the dele- 
gation from Pennsylvania. 

Cries of " Question ! question I " 

Mr. BcBB. — I would concede what the gentleman aslts, with the greatest 
pleasure, but I am under instructions from the committee, and cannot yield 
the point, and must insist upon the motion I make. 

Senator. — I wish to appeal to the sell-respect, I wish to a^eal to the sense 
of the Democratic party. Are you deaf to the voice of reason ? (Confusion.) 

The pRBBtDENT. — The gentleman from Delaware will come to order. 

Hon. G. SAtn-SBUET, of Delaware. — I say this is unfair ; it is unjust to the 
Democracy of the country. 

The pRBsiDBHT. — The question is, will the house sustain the previous ques- 
tion? 

Cries of "Yes" and "No." 

A Delegate, — 1 ask for a. call of the roll of States. 
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The roll of the States was then called with the following result : — 

Alabama, 10 ayes and 10 nays; Ark an Baa, 13 ayes; California, 11 ayes and 

1 nay; Connecticut, 12 ayes. [When Delaware was called, Mr. Saulsbury said, 
" We vote, no sir, — now and forever."] Delaware, 6 nays ; Florida, 6 ayee and 

2 naya ; Georgia, 1 aye and 21 nays ; Illinois, 42 ayea ; Indiana, 30 ayea ; Iowa, 
22 ayes ; Kansas, 10 ayes ; Kentaeky, 24 ayes ; Ldnisianna, 6 ayes and 10 nays ; 
Maine, 14 ayes; Maryland, 14 ayes and 2 nays; MassachusettB, 26 ayes; 
Mich^nn, 22'ayes ; Minnesota, 10 ayes ; Mississippi, 16 nays ; Missouri, 26 ayea 
and 4 naya; Nebraska, 6 ayes; Nevada, 6 naya ; New Hampshire, io ayes; 
New Jersey, 18 naya ; New York, 70 ayes. 

On New York being called. Governor Hoffman aaid, " New York 
votes aye, but not as a unit ; several of the delegation vote uay, and 
I am one of thena. 

The President. — Tlie Chair has received a statement from one of the dele- 
gations in the house, stating that in consequence of some noise or disorder they 
do not understand the question which is now before the house ; therefore the 
Chair interrupts so far as to state what the pending question la. It is whetlier 
the previous question shall be sustained, and the effect of it is this : —If the 
house vote to sustain the previous question, then the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Besolutiona has one hour in which he can debate the question, or 
allow other gentlemen to debate the question ; to confine ahaoluteiy debate upon 
any one proposition to one hour ; hut the Chairman of the Committee on Reso- 
lutions has the right (o address the Convention, and he can yield to other gentle- 
men who may desire to apeak for a veiy brief period. The question now is 
whether the previous question sh^l be sustained, and therefore limit any de- 
hate which may occur to one hour. The call will proceed. 

Mr. BAitEV, of Pennsylvania, —I wish to put the question whether, if the , 
previous question be'sustained, there will he any opportunity of moving an 
amendment to the resolution. 

The President. — There will not be 

Governor Hoffman. — After the eiplanation made by the President New 
York votes aye. (Applause.) 

David S. Houck, of Ohio. — Suppoie on the call of the States the Con- 
ventioil do not sustain the previous queation, will the debate upon the resolu- 
tions beconfined to an hour? 

The Peesidebt. — Unless this vote is austamed the debate is unlimited, 

Mr. HoDCK. — I trust thia Convention will not sustain the previous ques- 
tion. (Cries of " Order I order ! ") 

The Phesident. — The gentleman is not in order. He rose to ask a quea- 
tion, but he has no right to go on with debate. 

Mr. HoucK. — Let me ask another question. I ask whether it will not be in 
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Mr. President. — ITo motion is in order pending a call of the roll. 
The roll-call was then resumed aa follows ; — 

North Carolina, 20 ayes; Oliio, 44 ayes ; Oregon, 6 naya ; Pennsylvania, 37 
ayes and 31 nays ; EiiiKie Island, 8 ayes ; South Carolina, 3 ayes and 11 nays ; 
Tennessee, 24 ayes; Texas, 16 ayee; Vermont, 10 ayes; Virginia, 22 nays; 
West Virginia, 8 ayea and 3 nays, and Wisconsin, 20 ayes. 

Mr. HoncK, of Ohio. — I ri^e to a quealion of privilege. The'Ohio delega- 
tion, roting in accordance with a rule adopted by our delegation that all votes 
shall be cast as a unit, have voted through their Chairman on this question. 
That, as I understand it, was not the resolution adopted by the delegation, and 
I ask that my vote, one vote of the Ohio del^ation at least, be recorded "no." 

Mr. Bailbt, of Pennsylvania, inquired if the Chair had ruled that there 
would he no chance for amendments. 

The Phesident. — The demand for the previous question has already been 
sustained by vote of the Convention. 



The following is the vote ii 
vious question : — 

States. Yeos. N 

Alabama 10 1 

Arkansas . . 12 

California II 

Connecticut 13 

Delaware — ■ 

riorida 6 

Georgia 1 i 

Illinois 43 

Indiana 30 

pLansas 10 

Kentucky 2* 

Louisiana G 

Maine 14 

Maryland 14 

Massachusetts 26 

Michigan 32 

Minnesota 10 

Missisippi — 

Missouri 36 



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Hebraska 6 

Nevada — 

IV Hampshire 10 

V Jersey — 

New York 70 

North Carolina 20 

Ohio 44 

Oregon • — 

Hhodc Island S 

South Carolina 8 

Tennessee S4 

Texas 16 

Vermont 10 

Virginia — 

West Virginia H 

Wisconsin 30 

Total 674 



The President. — The gentleman from Connecticut, Chairman of the Com- 
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aware (Mr. Bayard) appeals to the Cliairman of the Committee to Ije permit- 
ted to address the Convention for ten minutes. 

Mr. Buaa, of Connecticut, — The gentleman from D wa am mbe 

of tlie Committee on Resolutions, and I concede to him n n m 

Mr. Thomas F. Baiahd, of Delaware. —Mr. Pkbbd N nd e e eit 
OF THE Cohvention: — If I know anything of tho g n n 

opinion, parties have no justification except that they a ra n a 
end. If ever there was need for organization for t! p p h ng 

honest ends in' this country, God knows it is now. (App n ) h 

country needed tlie honest, outspoken sentiment of he p p w If 

over she needed men to rise above the petty call o p rty, now, and 

therefore it is that you show in this assembly no disposition to carp at men 
for former politieal differences. You desire to elevat* honesty and capacity, 
instead of insensibility and alter civil incapacity. (Applause.) And how do 
yoa propose to do it? la it not by an appeal to all that is high, and noble, 
and honest in human nature? If you do not do so you are unworthy of the 
occasion to which you are called. Now I tell you that tlie Democratic party 
Is the organization which the sense of mankind in this country will point out 
as the beat means throuijh which and by which the political salvation of our 
country can he wrought. (Applause.) 

Yet upon tliia occasion what have we witnessed? Not a shrinking of life- 
long Democrats from clasping hands with honest men of the Liberal Republi- 
can parly. You have not witnessed that. On the contrary, you have wit- 
nessed a willingness, scarcely attempted to be suppressed, and a desire to forget 
the past political and party I'.ifferences in favor of a great present, and noble, 
and almost holy object. Now, gentleman, I asfc yon in all fairness, shall this' 
great organization, dignified by years and dignified hy sacrifices, for the sake 
of patriotic feeling, not be allowed to have an independent expression of its 
own honest sentiment? (Applause and cries of " Yes.' ) What, then, can be 
said in favor of the proposition that, cut and dried, we shall, without in-ossing 
a (, or dotting an i, force down our throats without mastication or digestion 
the action of other men who have not been called into our counuls, however 
much they may deCire to act with ui in reference to a common object? 
(Cries of " No ! no ! ") It may be proper for me to stale that of the minority 
in the committee who voted against the adoption of the resoluliona I was one 
I am glad, for the saie of my own conscience, that I was one of the minority 
who opposed the adoption of the Cincinnati plati'orm, a platform containing 
many things that we respect and adhere to, but much that we desire to modify 
and correct. But I think it becoming the dignity of this grand National or- 
ganization of nearly three millions of freemen, or those who deem themselves 
freemen, that we should at least he permitted to have an unrestrained moder- 
ate, straightforward expression of our own opinions, without having the words 
of other men, unchosen by us, fhrced down our throats. (Cheers and hisses ) 



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be merely the cut-and- dried language of another, but that it sliall be the 
expression of the unterrifled, clear, outspoken wishes of the Democratic 
party itself? Are we not entiUedtoit? I consider that it will; and for that 
reason I did constanUy move aniendinenta whieh were utterly rejected. Tlie 
technicalities of parliamentjiry law were adopted to exclude them, and 
we stand here to-day and shall probahly, according to the expression of this 
assembly, go before the country, for the Srst time in the history of our party, 
without an independent expression of its cherished sentiments. Is the Con- 
-venlion ready for it? I am not. When I was bom, the Democratic party was 
in existence. The hopes of my youth, the first vote of my manhood, and the 
best exertions of my heart and brain ever since have been given to its sup- 
port. (Applause.) I do not wish to abandon it now. I do not wish to see a 
great majority merged in the voice and dad in the garb of that which is after 
all a small minority compared to our own force. It is not just, it is not wise 
to aslt it; and I tell you, gentlemen of the Convention, that your constituents 
will demand from you why you have not expressed your sentimenta hy your 
own voice (Mr. Bayard's time beirig exhausted, he was about to retire from 
the platform when there were loud cries of " Go on," mingled with 
applause.) 

Mr, Buna (to Mr. Bayard). — Go on as long as you please. 

The PBESmeuT. — Tlie Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions states 
that he does not himself desire to lake up any time in discussion. (A voice, 
".Nor anybody else.") But he is vrilling out of respect to the minority to 
allow Mr. Bayard to occupy ten minutss longer. (Applause.) 

Mr. James Gallaghbk, of Connecticut. — As a member of this Conven- 
tion I object to Mr. Bayard or any other man undertaking — 

The Prbsident (interrupting). — The gentleman from Connecticut is not in 

Mr. Gallaohek. — I rise to a question of privileges. 

The President. — The gentleraafi from Connecticut is not in order. The 
gentleman from Delaware has the floor and will proceed. (Confusion.) 
The Chair will remind the Convention that this is a delegated, deliberative 
body, and when men rise to addcess such a body, and are entitled to address it, 
they should he respectfully heard, even if we do not agree with their senti- 
ments. (Applause. ) Let the Convention be in order and hear the gentleman 
from Delaware without interruption, 

Mr. Gallaoher. — I submit to the decision of the Chair, but give notice 
that I shall myself ask to occupy a few minutes. 

Mr. Jackson, of Illinois. — Let the gentleman from Delaware state one 
point wherein the resolutions reported by the Committee are undemocratic or • 
improper. He has not done that yet, 

Mr. Batard. — I propose to conduct any discussion here not by mere favor, 
I have no favors to ask of the Convention. (Appljuse.) I propose to use my 
time for discussion in my own way, and not to be catechised by any member 
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of my State ; I will try to represent them, I am here to give my best judg- 
ment for the benefit of my country. It is only by eonfiiet of honest opinions 
that juatiee and good sense can be wrought out. Tlierefore I eay that I 
tliink this Convention would do much more wisely to express its owi) senti- 
tnents, and not, as I have said, adopt cut and dried, without mastication or 
digealion, the sentiments of others. 

Now, Mr. President, look at the facta before the country. What is it that 
to-day puts US morally in chains? la it not the interference by the Federal 
Government in the local concerns of the States? Is It not tyranny and usur- 
pation, which, under th^ garb of constitutional amendments, under the garb of 
statutes passed in alleged accordance with those amendments, throttle to-day 
the voice of the American people f I ask you how came it that men-of-war, 
with guns ready shotted and run out for action, were placed at the foot of your 
peaceful streets, two years ago, on the day of your election? What brought 
the vessels of war with that American flag, of which we are all so proud, at 
the masthead, — what brought them at the foot of peaceful streets, ready to 
sweep from the highways citizens engaged in their peaceful and orderly avoca- 
tions, shouldthe word of command be given? What brought military expedi- 
tions, with all the formality of war, with munitions, fixed and unfixed, and 
with rations for so many days, with all the paraphernalia of a hostile military 
expedition ? What broHght that into the heart of the great city of New Yorlc 
two years ago? I will teU you. It was the exercise byCongress of a pre- 
tended power under the fourteenth and flfteenth amendments to the Constitu- 
tion of the United States. That was intended to crush the South, and it re- 
acted on the North, and the North must be stricken down by the same power 
that has prostrated the unhappy South in the dust. Gentlemen, I appeal to 
you on this subject. There should be some expression of our own on this 
question. If feeling for our Southern brethren will not tempt you to it, at 
least let human selfishness dictate to you that you must take care of them in 
order that you may guard yonrselves. Why is it there is not some expres- 
sion on this subject by this assembly? After all, is not the great point this? 
Give us a free Federal election — an election undisturbed by Federal money, 
by federal threats, by Federal officials, by Federal bayonets; uncliain the 
great heart of the American people, and let them vote freely, and then we 
shall have rulers who will bring us peace, and put an end to these troubles 
which are now agitating the country. (Applause.) Why do you seek to dis- 
turb past issues ? Your platform does so. You are asking men now to deny 
the vote that they gave two or three years ago on the subjec-t of these amend- 
ments. Why ask it; why insist upon it? If the issues are settled, as your 
Chairman has declared, why do you resuscitate them, and put them forward for 
the purpose of disturbing a plain, straightforward issue between tyranny and 
freedom ; between limited government and unqualified despotism ? (Applause.) 

Mr. President, I wish some one in better physical health than I am would 
urge this view upon yon, for I have broken very much, and — I say it proudly 
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(Applauie.) I know there is litiJe time or opportunity ■within this lionr for 
the diacnssion of tlie great principles to which I have barely adverted, but I 
do say it was becoming, it was right and proper, that this Convention of the 
Democratic party should speak with its own voice and for itself, and I believe 
there will he grave disappointment on the part of the great constituency we 
here represent if this expression shall not be given. If yoar judgment is 
against it, I must yield to that judgment, though I cannot give my formal 
assent to it, I also demand of this Convention that the question shall be put 
separately upon these various articles upon which we are called to vote. I 
do not propose to detain this Convention. As I have said, the condition of 
my health forbids it; hut I desire to enter my protest against this adoption of 
the language of a platform framed by other men not of the same political 
faith with the Convention. (Applause.) 

Mr. O'CoBBOB, of South Carolina. — Mr. President— (Cries of " Take the 
stand I ") 

The Pbbsibent. — What does the gentleman desire? 

Mr. O'CoNSOE. — T desire to speak briefly upon this subject. If the gen- 
tleman from Connecticut (Mr.Burr) will allow me ten minutes, I will 
endeavor to make myself heard by the whole Convention from my place. 

" Take the stanii ! Take tlie stand ! " 

The Phbsidest, — Mr. O'Connor will please come upon the stand. 



Speech of Mr. O'Connor. 

Mr. O'Connor advanced to the platform, and said : — 

Gbntlbmen OF THE CoMVENTiON-, — I profoundly regret that there should 
be any division of opinion, either upon tlie platform of principles or upon can- 
didates, in this solemn juncture of our national affairs. The whole nation is 
at present in a crisis when all issues should be merged in the one great and 
overshadowing issue, — the defeat of the present National Administration, — 
that the Republic may no longer suffer any detriment, (Applause.) 

Mr. President and Gentlemen ; The great changes which have taken place 
in the last eight years, tending to the gradual centralization of this Govern- 
ment in all its departments, calls in an nnscnipulous Bseoutive t« commit acts 
of usurpation and tyranny that now endanger the very existence of American 
liberty. In the rapid march of these events, many of the ancient landmarks 
of old political organizations have been swept away and entirely forgotten, 
while many others of those landmarks have been modified and changed to the 
existing situation of things. The constitutional amendments which, in 1868, 
were by this Ccmvention denounced as unconstitutional, revolutionary and 
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and accepted by the organs of almost all shades of poll a, op n on t ngh 
out the counlry. (^plause.) The Fifteenth Cons u ona Ane dmeot 
the amendment which decreed universal suffrage — ha amendment wh ch 
waa felt more seriously perhaps in out State than in any t) h — I ay ha 
amendment, which was at first threatened to be obhteratea, has now been 
acquiesced in as a public expression of the public will, and I say to you that 
it never can be successfully controverted, and never will be, (Lond cheer- 

Mr. President, public opinion is higher than all governments, and higher than 
^ all conventional principles, and before its rising tide o!d landmarks must dis- 
appear and new ones be established. (Cheers.) I say it is just as impossible 
to establish a goveroraent over man, as it is in nature to create men, withont 
passing from infyicy to manhood, and without heing as conscious of the growth 
of public opinion as of the changes of the seasons. And hbre is the great 
Democratic party to-day, with its glorious associations clinging to her name 
and her character, and the whole nadon beyond and outside of her appealing 
to her to lay upon the altar of a common country all past anUgonisms. (Loud 
applause.) We have not come here to organize a movement for a single State 
or a single section, but td organize a movement for the salvation of the whole 
Republic. (Great cheering.) Though South Carolina may be crushed almost 
to annihilation by the mass that is weighing her down, and though sister States 
of the South may be exhausted by the oppressions of a Radical Government, 
we will hope for- better things. What is the picture of to-day? We have a 
President who does not present himself in the guise of a simple civilian, but 
arrays himself in the epaulettes of a General; who one day thrusts his offensive 
threats in the face of England, and the next ignominiously strikes the Ameri- 
can colors; who one day truckles to Granville and Gladstone, and the next 
orders his General Sickles to threaten the weak government of Sp^n. (Hisses.) 
I say to you that these great, these tremendous issnes are sufficient to unite 
the whole nation in one holy and invincible alliance to defeat this unhallowed 
Government. 

Mr. President, I fear that I have trespassed almost loo much upon your 
time. (" Go onl go on! ") But I beg leave to say for South Carplina, that 
she hopes to be able to clasp hands with the North over .the bloody chasm left 
by the war, and she expects to do it in the election of Horace Greeley. Let 
me say this to the gentleman from Delaware, the Thirteentli Amendment is 
practicallynought, because all the States have ratified the abolition of slaveiy. 
The Fourteenth Amendment is practically a nullity in consequence of the late 
amnesty act, and will become a complete nullity when Horace Greeley is 
elected. (Applause.) And as to the Fifteenlli Amendment, let me say to the 
gentleman from Delaware, that while onr State has to endure what he so 
much objects to, negro suffrage ad nauseam, I would bo the last man, and I 
deprecate the day when any party in this republic will ever enroll upon its 
banner the proposition to wrest from the four millions of Africans that boon 
which has been given to them, and is theirs to-day. (Applause.) Let them 



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have it, and let them keep it, and we will accommodate ourselves to the situa- 
tion Haie patience This great party is going int* power, and we will 
have a goiemniLnt which will lie eq^ual in its laws, and which will eneure 
equil and exact Justice to all men. (Applause.) Of all the effects of this 
Administration that n hich we have felt most peculiarly hard has been the act 
hy which the President of the United States was given the power to suspend 
the great wnt of habeas corpus. Our State -^ oar poor State of South Caro- 
Ima — the Ireland of AmariGa — South Carolina almost broken upon the 
political wheel of fortune — I say that as far as she is concerned, when I think 
of the manner in which that act has been carried ont, if men could realize it, 
tte fact would shock the sense of tlie whole civilized world. (Calls of " Time I 
time ! ") I have nearly exhausted the Convention and myself, and I will close. 
(Applause.) 

Mr, McRiB," of Tennessee. ~ I ask the courtesy which has been extended to 
the gentlemen from other sections of the country for the section from which I 
come. If we are not permitted to vote according to our own consciences in 
our delegation, and if wo have not been permitted to rote like freemen, I hope 
we will have freedom of utterance in a Democratic National Convention. 

Here the speaker was called to order from all parts of tho house. 
He attempted to continue, but was again stopped with calls of 

During the couflision the Chairman rose and said the floor bad 
been ceded to Judge Reagan of Texas. 



fTudge Reagan's Speech. 

Mr. PRBsroBNT, AND GBHTf-BMBN OF thb'Convbmtion, — It 18 Dot by any 
special desire of my own that 1 appear before you, but it is by the special request 
of the delegation from Texas, and some others, that I trespass upon your time 
bat for a moment, for the purpose of saying that the people of Tesas, through 
their delegation, have come to this Convention for the purpose of making their 
offering, in common with the offering of the delegates from the other Stales, of 
concession to good-will and charity between the people of all portions of the 

The committeo appointed by tho Convention has submitted to you, as its 
report for the adoption of the Convention, the platform of principles annonnced 
by the Cincinnati Convention. The sense of this Convention is to- be taken 
upon that question. We are called upon to inquire whether we think it will be 
acceptable to the people or not, and whether it be proper for us to adopt the 
report of the committee depends precisely upon the circumstances in which 
we are involved. It has not been believed in the South, and perhaps not else- 
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a Htr^ght Democratic ticket, and that is the belief of the people of the State 
of Texas. The temper of the Convention is not such, and the tjtnc ie too val- 
uable for ug to discuss this question as ftilly as might be desired. We simply 
say tli3,t the Moderate Republicans, for the sake of constitutional government ; 
for the sake of the restoration of fratcmal feelings and good-will hetwoen the 
people of all sections of ihe conntry ; for the sake of the reform of the civil 
service, have consented to abandon the organization to which Ihey belonged, 
and for th^ attainment of these ends desire to strike hands with the Democratic 
party, or any other party who may favor these great objects. (Applause.) 

Through our portion of the country we feel a profound gratification that 
this has opened up the seeming chance for a complete adjustment and settle- 
ment of all the differences which have existed between the different portions 
of the country. We come here, not to assert the time-honored principles of 
the Democracy, as might have been done under other circumstances, hut to 
make wliatever concessions are necessary to be made in order to meet friends 
wlio are willing to join with us in the great movement now before the country. 
The platform which has beeu adopted announces in the main those great funda- 
mental principles upon which we may safely undertake to carry out the policy 
that our Constitution calls for. It is objected on the part of some that it ia 
improper to have proposed to affirm the Thirteenth, I'ourteenth and Fifteenth 
Amendments to the Constitution. I feel that whatever our prejudices may 
have been on that subject, the refusal to acquiesce in those amendments 
would be our defeat in the pending contest, and that the affirmance of them is 
but affirming what is in the Constitution, and what every officer of the Govern- 
ment is required lo swear to support. You must affirm what is in the platform 
in that respect, or yon cannot succeed. 

And why shall we not affirm it? How can we alter it? It can only be al- 
tered by a vote of three-fourths of the States. How are we to get thatf 
What good can come of opposing these amendments to tlie Constitution? We 
can maintain a factious opposirion to it, but in doing so we are powerless for 
our own protection, and impotent in the face of such political organization as 
may uphold these amendments. 

Mr. BuBH, of Conn. — I now propose to demand a vote on the main ques- 
tion, as the hour has nearly espired. 

Mr, McEae, of Tennessee. — Am' I to be cut off ? 

Cries of " Yea, sit down !" 

Mr. Burr (continuing). — The hour has nearly expired. 
Mr. McEae. — Mr. Chairman — 
The PREgrcEKT. — Let the Convention come to order. 
Mr. McRae. — All I have to say is — 

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Cries of " Order ! " and " Give him live minutes ! " 

The Prehidemt. —The roll of the States will now be called. 
Mr. Bahxsdale, of Miseissippi. — As a member of Ihe Committee on Res- 
oluljons, I rise to & privileged ijueation. ^ 

The PREaiDENT. —The gentieman will state hie point of order. ' 
Mr. Babksdalb. — I do not propose, Mr. President, to enter upon the dis- 
cussion of the questions, in view of the present temper of the Convention, 
which have been introduced in this disciiBBion. It has been announced that 
the State of Mississippi, through her delegate on the Committee op Kesolu- 
tions, voted against the adoption of this report Now, sir, I wish to ask if it 
is admjssifate, under the rules which govern tliis Convention, for the vote to 
be taken separately on the resolutions. 

The pRBsuiBNT. — The previous question having been ordered by the 
house, it is not subject to division. 

Mr. Baekbdale. — Then, Mr. President, I ask the unanimous consent of 
this Convention to allow the vote to be taken on the resolutions separately. 
(Cries of "No! no!") I do this so that the delegations from tlie several 
States may define their position. (Cries of " No ! no ! ") 
Mr. Gallagheb, of Connecticut. — Mr. President — 

Cries of " Order ! Sit down ! " etc. 

Mr. MADiaAK, of Maine. — After the gentleman from Connecticut (Mr. 
Burr) lias given away his full time, does not fair play require that the 
same opportunity should bo given to the gentleman (Mr. Gallagher) that has 
been ^ven to other delegates upon this floor I ("No! no!") 

Mr. Gallaghee. — I am extremely obliged to my friend from Maine for 
his courtesy to me, but I see such entire unanimity here in favor of adopting 
this platform as a whole, that I give up the idea of speaking upon the sub- 
ject. (Applause.) 

The Pbesidekt. — The question will now be put, and the roll of States will 
be called. 

Mr. McHae, of Tennessee. — I rise to a question of privilege. I insist upon 
being heard. It is a question of privilege. (" Sit down ! Shut up ! ") 
The Peesident. — What is the gentleman's question of privilege ? 
Mr. McBae. — When I was in the last Democratic Convention, in 1860 — 
(Cries of "Sit down 1 that belongs to the past I" and laughter.) The question 
is this ; I want to enter my protest against this centralization through the in- 
strumentality of a committee, by which free thought and free utterance in a 
Democratic assembly composed of representatives ftom all parts of tlie 
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Mr. FAnLKBEB, of New York. — I rise to a point of order. It is not a ques- 
tion of privilege foe a gentleman to enter a protest under the form of debating 
a question that ie closed. 

The Pbesident, — Tlie gentleman from Tennessee (Mr. McBac) is out of 

Mr. McRiE. — I want to sav another wor 
("No! no!".) 

The President. — The pending question is on the adoption of the report of 
the Committee on Resolutions. The Secretary will call the roll. 



3 question of privilege. 



Vote on the Adoption of the Platform. 

The Secretary then called the roll, and tiie vote was r 
follows : — 



Alabama 

California 

Connecticut 

Delaware 

Florida 

Georgia 

Illinois 

Indiana 

loWT 

Kansas 

Kentucky 

Louisiana 

Hame 

Mainland 

Massachusetts 

Michigan 

Minnesota 

MlSSlSKlppi 

Missouri 



Nebraska G 

Nevada 6 

New Hampshire 10 

New Jersey 9 

New York 70 

North Carolina SO 

Oliio 44 



Oregon 

Pennsylvania . . . 
Ehode Island ... 
South Carolina - - 



24 

Texas 16 

Vermont 10 

Virginia 22 

West Virginia. . 



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When the name of Alabama was called, the Chairman of the dele- 
gation, Mr. Shoktek, said : — 

I ask the Chair whether it would be in order to occupy a minute in explain- 
ing the vote of Alabama? 

The Phesidbnt. — The question now is on adopting the platform. 

Mr. Shorter. — Do I understand the President to decide that I have not 
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The President. — It is impoEsible to explain a vote withont going into 
debate, and debate has been cut off by Ihe rules of the Convention. Tlierefore 
the gentleman is called upon to vote for the State of Alabama, — yes, or no. 

Mr. Shorteb. — Well, sir, we ciwm the right to explain, but wc bow to the 
decision of the Chair, and cast the rote of Alabama as follows: Ayes 12, 

When the vote of Delaware was cast unanimously in the nega- 
tive there was a good deal of hissing and confusion in the ball, 
whereupon the President aaid : — 

I appeal to the Convention as a deliberative body to let each State rote its 
own opinion without demonstration either for or against. (Good ! good ! ") It 
is disrespectful to make sucli demonstration when the vote of a State ia de- 
clared. • 

Mr. Gallagher. — Tiie demonstrations come from the galleries, and not 
from the delegates. 

The Prbbidbbt. — Let the galleries, therefore, understand while voting is 
proceeding in this body, that they have no voice whatever, and should make 
no demonstrations until onr proceedings ace closed. , 

The Secretary then continned the roll-call. 
The Chairman of the Tennessee^delegation, when his State was 
called, said : — 

By the rule of our delegation, a mnjorily of the delegation casta the vote as 
a unit on all questions upon which there is a call of States. Under that rule 
tlie majority of our delegation has oast the entire vote of the State in fevor of 
sustaining the previous question. Under the same rule a very large majority 
of the delegation vote for the platform as a whole. 

Mr. Neely, of Virginia, during the call of the roll, said : — 

- I rise to a question of privilege. The Chairman of the Virginia delegation 
has cast the entice vote of the Staf« " aye " upon this question. That has been 
done,' as I understand, pursuant to a rule established by the delegation, that 
the vote of the delegation should be cast as a unit. I desire to state that at 
the time that rule was adoptod I was not in attendance upon the session of the 
delegation, because I was unable to he in the city. (Cries of " Order I ") I 
desire to say ferther that while I would have felt myself bound by the action 
of the delegation, had I had an opportunity to express my views at the time the 
rule was adopted, I do not, under the circumstances, feel myself so bound, and 
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The Pbbhidbnt. — The gentleman from Virginia has been speaking out o f 
order, ulthough the chair did not interrupt him. 

Mr. McHenrt, of Kentuckj-. — Mr. President, the Chairman uf the Ala- 
bama delegation desires to make a change in the vote of his State, and de- 
sires to be allowed to explain why he does so. (Cries of " ConsentI ") He 
desires the unanimons consent of the Convention, and I hope it will be given 

The pBEsiDKMT. — The Chairman of the Alabama delegation desires, as the 
. Chair understands, to make a change in the vote of that State. 
Mr. McHebhy. — Which he has an undoubted right to do. 
The Presidebt. — Which he has the right to do, and he also asks the cour- 
tesy of the Convention to make an explanation. 

A Voice. — How long? 

Mr. McHenrt. — Three minutes. 

The President. — Is there any objection to allowing the explanation ? The . 
Chair bears none. The gentleman from Alabama will proceed. 

A DBLEctATB. — I object. (Voices : " Too late ! ") 

Mr. P. M. Dox, of Alabama. — The objection does not obtain as to tJie 
announcement of the change of vote ; it only obtains as to the explanation 
desired to be made. I say the Chairman of our delegation has that right. 

The pREBiDEKT. — Will the Chairman of tJie delegation from Alabama sus- 
pend one moment? I understand the member from Alabama (Mr. Dox) to 
state as a question of order that the Chairman of the delegation has the right 
to make the change of vote before the result of the vote is announced. In 
this he is correct, in the opinion of the Chair ; but on the question of entering 
upon, the discussion of the reasons which induced the change, it is liable to 
the objection, that is a debate during the calling of the roll, and upon a ques- 
tion where the previous question lias been ordered, and the Chair is of opin- 
ion that the gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Dox) is right also in that point of 
order which he has taken. Therefore, in the opinion of the Chair, the Chair- 
man of the delegation from Alabama will simply announce tlie change of vote 
in that delegation if he desires to do so. 

Mr. FuLLBR, of Illinois. — I rise to a point of order, and it is this : unani- 
mous consent having been granted to mate the explanation, the objection 
comes too late. 

The PnHaiDENT. —The gentleman ft-om Illinois (Mr, Fuller) raises a point 
of order upon the objection which was made by the gentleman on the left 
that the objection came too late, because the Convention had already given its 
consent. The Chair is of the opinion that the Convention had expressed its 
unanimous consent, but some one minute afterward, perhaps, an objection 
came on the left from some gentleman that the Chair in the position where 
he is placed couJd not recognize. Therefore I will ask again that the Chair- 
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tion, be permitted fire minutes to explain the reaaona why the vote ia 
cliangcd. 

Unanimous i^onsent was given, 

Hon. Em S, Shorter, Chairman of the Alabama delegation. — 1 alwaya 
bow with pleasure to the rulings of the Chair, but before I cast the vote of 
Alabama upon thS adoption of the platform, I observe, that if the question 
were upon the adoption of the principles as announced eo frankly in the let- ■ 
ter of Horace Greeley (loud cheering), the vote of Alabama would be unan- 
imous; but there are some statements (not principles) in the platform which 
Southern men cannot' adopt without, seemingly at least, stultifying theiu- 
seiveB, and I on]y desired so make thia statement so that we might be under- 
stood before the countiy. But we are here for the purpose of doing all that 
may be in our power to promote peace and harmony, and to secure success 
in Hie great cause in which we are now all engaged, and I therefore ask leave 
to change the vole of the Slate of Alabama to twenty ayes. (Applause.) 

Tlie Secretary then announced the vote as follows: Total 
vote cast, 732 ; of which there were ayes 670, uays 62, 

The PsBsruENT. — Such being the vote of the Convention, it becomes the 
duty of the CbaiT to declare that the report of the Committee on Resolutions 
has been adopted. 



Manifesto of the Germans. 

Governor Hoffman, of New York. —Mr. President, — I desii'e to present 
a petition. It relates to candidates. It is signed by about fifteen thousand 
German citizens of the United States residing in the city of New York 
(cheers), and I ask that the Secretary may read the heading of it for the 
information of the Convention. (Cries of " Bead it ! ") 

The'PRBSiiiEHT. — Let the Convention be in order while this report is being 
read, that we may learn whether the Germans of New York are for us or 
against us. (Applause.) 

Tbe Secretary then read the following : — 

At a meeting of prominent German Democrats, held June 25th, the follow- 
ing resolutions were presented by Magnus Gross, and unanimously 
adopted : — 

Whereas, At a conference of a small nnmber of citizens from various parts 
of the Union, held in one of the parlors of ahot«l iu this city, on the 20th and 
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epeakas representatives of the Germaa Americans, and were reported to iiave 
given expression to sentiments utterlj' at variance with the opinions held by 
the undersigned, and tlioueands upon thousands of .their countrymen in tliis 
city and all over the Unioa; and 

Whereas, The unfounded statements then and there made are threatened to 
be urged upon the TJational Democratic Convention at Baltimore as the sen- 
timents entertained hy German voters ou the question of choosing candidates 
for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States; therefore, be 
it 

^ Resolved, That in our opinion the ticket chosen by the Cincinnati Conven- 
tion is a guaranty to peace, to a reunion of hearts as well as of hands, and to 
Jionosiy, economy, prosperity and progress in the administration of our 
national affairs. 

Resolved, that we are firmly convinced that the nomination of Horace 
OEBBLBr and B. Geatz Browh, by the Baltimore Convention, will be enthu si - 
asticaily received and heartily supported by a vast majority of the German 
Americans, wiliiout regard 1o their former associations, for the simple reason 
that in the present state of the country and parties no more fitting and salia- 
factory nominations could be made. 

Resolved, That the foregoing resolutions, together with the signatures 
attached to them, be handed by a social delegation of German- American 
citizens to tlie Chairman of the New York delegation to the Baltimore Con- 
vention. (Signed,) 

Maonus Geoss, 

Chairman. 

Hew York, July 5ih, 1873, 

{Siffned by fifteen thousand German Americans.) 

The reading of the above document was received wiLli great en- 
thusiasm. 

domination for the Presidency of the United States. 

Mr. Kat, of Indiana: — I submit to the President, for the immediate action 
of this Convention, the following resolution; — 

Resolved, That this Convention do now proceed to vo^e by States for a can- 
didate for President of the United States, and a candidate for Vice President 
of the United Sutes. (Applause.) 

The resolution was seconded, 

Mr. Snowhook, of Illinois. — I present the name of Hoeacb Gbeelet, of 
New York, as a candidate for President of the United States. (Applause.) 

Tbe President ruled the motion to be out of order, as another 
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Mr. Cox, of New York. — I offec the following amendment to the pending 
reaolation,Tiz.,add toit thewords, " and thatin easting their votes for President 
and Vice President, the Chairman of each delegation shall rise in his place and 
name how the delegation votes, and his statement alone shall he conaidered the 
Tote of such State." (Applause.) 

Mr. Eat. — ■ I accept the amendment. 

The resolution, as thus amendecl, was adopted. 

Me. Snowhook, of Illinois, again rose and sajdt Mr. President, I present 
the name of Horace Gkeelby as a Democratic candidate for President of the 
United States. I must he in order now. I also present the name of B. Ghatz 
Brown as a candidate for Vice President of the United States. (Sensation and 
confusion.) 

The Pbbsidbbt (after suspending proceedings for some time during an 
endeavor to obtain order). — The double nomination of Uie gentleman from 
Illinois cannot be made except by unanimous consent, for hy the rules of the 
Convention, on the nomination, the roll of the Stales is to be called. The roll 
will be called first upon the nomination for the Presidency. 

The Secretary then proceeded to call the roll of States. 

ALABAMA. 



This being the first vote cast, the name of Horace Greeley called 
forth a burst of applause, the entire audience rising and waving 
hats, handkerchiefs and fans, the ladies in the galleries and boxes 
joining in the demonstration. After several minutes had elapsed 
of intense excitement, three cheers were given for Horace Greeley. 

ARKANSAS. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — The State of Arkansas casts her 
twelve votes solid for Hoeace Geeeley. (A])plause.) 

CALIFORNIA. 

The Ceaiekan of the Delegation. — The State of California casts her 
twelve votes for Hobacb GEKEfLur. (Applause.) 

CONNECTICUT. 
The CUAIRHAN of the Delegation. — Tlic State of Connecticut casts her 
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DELAWARE. 
Th. CaAmu „, ,h, Deleipiiio., -Jo, „„„„, ,„.„„., ,„ m„„„ „, 

nwm, ta. ted upon. Th.1 p.,„ i, s„.,„ j j, „, „, „„ ^^^ 
But th. m^onl, „f ,]„ fcl.g.Uo. h.. o™m)rf him, .„a ,.„ l„.„u„„a „. 
.o ea.t the ™,. „f Delmr, fo, «„, of he, own „„., the Hon. Jam,, A. 
JlAYARD. (Applause.) 

FLORIDA. 
The Cha„.a, of ,ho Dologution. - The Suie of Horld. out. .li ,ot.. 
tor HoBACB GuEELsr, and two bhrnks. 

GEORGIA. 
The C,A,.„A, of th, D.Ieuation.-The St.te of Go„ei, o..„ four 
M.nk,, and eight... vote, for Ho.ao. Gu..le,. 

ILLINOIS. 

The C,a,.«a, of th. Del.B.tI.u. -M,. Pte.ld.nt, Illinoi, 1. her. lo eou- 

Mu . h., atd to .a,. ,h. conutr, rathe, than to .u.taln . part,. She o„t. 

ner tortj-.two vote, for the phUo.oph.r, .tate.nan .ud patriot, Hobao. 

GREELBr. (Great applause.) 

INDIANA. 
The C,a,r«a» of the Delegation. - Mr. President, in the todpl.ue, of 
th,. great pol.t,..l r.volu.lou Indiana .a. the llr.t to reeognk. it. n....,ltv 
and to feel ,u nnght, impnl.e.i and reeognidng Hor«ie Greeley, th. dl.tlu- 
gni-bed .t,te.n,an of No. Yorl, a. . Hi r,pr.,ent.tl,. of thl, great mo,.. 
ment, ,he east, he, thin, ,ote. for Houaob GnEBtEr. (Great applau'.e.) 

IOWA. 
The C.a,.«a« of th. Delegation. -1„„ ...t. her rote unaulniouJj for 

H OH ACE GflEELEr, (Applause.) 

KANSAS. 
The CnAiEKAN of the Delegatioi,. - 1 ^^ instructed by the Kanaw delega- 
tion to poll the whole rote of the State for Horace Gbbblet. (AppUaae.) 

KENTUCKY. 
The CniiEMAH of ihe Delegation. -Kentucky casts lier twenty-four votes 
for HoBAOE Gkeeley, (Applause,) 



The CHAiHHAy of the^ Delegation, — Louisiana c 
HoRAOB GBEKLEr. (Applause.) 



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The Chairman of the Delegation. — The State of Maine c 
teen votes for Hobace Gbeelet. (Applause.) 



MARYLAND. 



MASSACHUSETTS. 
The Chaieman of the Delegation. — The State of Maaeachusetts c 
twenty-six votes for Horace Greelbt. (Applause.) 



The Chairmak of the Delegation. — Michigan casti her whole 
she mill her electoral vote, for Horace Greelbt. — (Applause.) 



MINNESOTA. 

Minncaota ci 



The Chaiehan of the Delegati 
ace Greeley. (Applause.) 

MISSISSIPPI. 

The Chairman of the Delegation. .— It ia inscrihed on the platform above 
jour head " Peate and Good Will ; " Mississippi accepts these as the watch- 
words of the campaign, and oasts her sixteen votes for the illustrious apostle 
of peace and good mill — Hoeace Greelby. (Great applause.) 

MISSOURI. 

The Chairman of the Delegation. — 1 am insttuctecl by the Delegation 

from Missouri to cast her thirty voles for Horace Greeley of New York, 

and to say in addition thereto that Missouri will give the largest majority for 

HoBACB GtiBBLBY of any State in the Union. (Immense applause.) 

NEBRASKA. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — Nebraska a 



a her six votes for IIoR- 



NEVADA. 
of the Delegation. — Nevada C! 



;s her six voles for Horace 



NEW HAMPSHIRE. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — New Uampshiri 
for Horace Gkeeley. 



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N£W JERSEY. 

The CnAiEMAN of the Delegation. — The delegation from Kew Jersey in- 

Etructed me to cast nine rotes for James A. Bataru of Delaware (great 

cheering) and nine votes for Horace Gbeelet of New York. (Renewed 

cheering.) 

NEW YORK. 
Ab New York was called, the entire lielegation rose with Gov. 
Hoffman at their head. For a moment the Convention was iiushed 
to profound silence. Then the Convention rose with three cheers 
for New York, followed by three more for Gov, Hoffman, Gov. 
Hoffman attempted to speak, but the applause at once was re- 
newed in every quarter of the house. Cheer followed cheer, and 
the galleries rose, the audience waving hats and handkerchiefs, 
while the enthusiasm became irrepressible, Aaer three attempts 
to be heard Gov, Hoffman said : — 

Me. President and Gbbtlemen of the Convention, — It was my inten- 
tion, as it was the wish of the delegation which I represent, tliat I should sim- 
ply rise and cast the vote of New York without a word of comment, and I 
shonld have adhered to this intention if it had not been for two things which 
have taken place witJiin the last few minutes. One was the declaration of the 
gentleman from Missouri, that that State will give Horace Greeley the largest 
majority of any State in the Union. (Applause.) I have greatrespecl for the 
men who have redeemed Missouri. I have great respect fur the gailant men 
of all parties who have inaugurated this great Liberal movement in this coun- 
try ; but I tell them, and I tell you, and I ask yott to take it kindly, Ihat New 
York wiU give a larger majority for Horace Greeley than aU the votes which 
Missouri shall cast. (Tremendous cTieering.) There is another reason. I 
have heard with regret the votes cast here this morning for a gentleman for 
wliom I have tJie highest respect, but which seems to run counter to the gen- 
eral sentiment of the Democratic party, and it is for that reason now thai I 
say a nord. I desire to make an appeal to the gentlemen who have cast these 
votes. The Democratic party has to-day a responsiliility such as it has never 
been subjected to in the history of the country. The coming election involves 
question of far more importance than that of mere party triumph. It will 
decide whether for the future we are to have in public affairs the wise and 
generous rule of the people, or the selfishness of personal government; 
whether our public servants are to be, as in olden times, subject to the 
people, or the people, as in later days, are to be subject to them. 

A portion of our opponents, recognizing the abuse of power on the part of 
theic own party leaders, and the perils to which republican government is 
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party discipline, and, with an earneat and manly appeal to the people, offer 
candidates for the highest offices in the Union, pledged to protect ue in oar 
rights of local government and to stop the tendency to undue centraliaation 
of power. (Applause.) In the selection of these candidates we were not 
consulted. Both of them are taken from tlie ranks of our political oppo- 
nents. No unworthy hid is made for our support. We are asked, in common 
with the rest of the people, to give these candidaWs our votes for the eake of 
the principles which they are pledged to defend and the ends they seek to 
achieve. The Democratic party being in number equal to nearly one half the 
voters of the country, it looks like a great sacrifice that we should follow, 
instead of leading, in a combined movement against the dangerous men who 
are now in power. It is a sacrifice Chat we should forbear making, as usual, a 
strict party nomination for the Presidency. So far as my own State is con- 
cerned, the Democrats therein have decided that the welfare of the country 
demands the sacrifice ; and they tell us to ask that this Convention make no 
strict party nominations, but indicate its preference for one of the two tickets 
already in the field; that preference to be, of course, for the one which is 
pledged to preserve and defend popular government against centralization and 
despotism. I wish my friends of other States to bear in mind that when New 
York recommends this course, she herself is foremost in making the sacrifice 
for the good of the whole. (Applause.) New York is a Democratic State ; 
even during the excitement of the war we had, for half the time, a Demo- 
cratic Governor; five times since the war we have carried our State elections. 
Last year, from temporary causes, our opponents carried the State by a small 
majority and got the control of the Legislature, but their managamont of the 
power thus obtained was such that the people of the State are not likely to 
trust them with it again. The Democrats of New York have no need of new 
alliances to enahle them to keep power at home, and therefore, when they 
a«k Democrats from other parts of the country to make the sacrifice of 
abstaining from the usual party nomination, they ask this from no selfish 
motive. (Applause.) 

The Liberal Republicans have chosen their own leader. Their movement 
was first in point of time; they are going in the right direction. They seek 
the end we seek, — to wit, the preservation, or rather\he restoration of free 
popular government. The good of the country requires that all who seek that 
end should act together. By so doing we make success certain. The mass 
of the people see this, and we here cannot pursue any otlier course than that 
of sustaining both the Liberal Itepuhlican platform and their nominees, with- 
out going against the esplicit, almost unanimous wish of our several constitu- 
encies. (Applause.) The acceptance of the Liberal Republican ticket here 
is the work of the Democratic masses. (Applause.) We simply represent 
thera and express their will. There sits enthroned and entrenched in Wash- 
ington an administration which stretches its long arms over the whole coun- 
try, grasping power which pertains, of right, to the people; using not only 
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to itsdf also all the local governments of this mighty ma,as of free men ; 
interfenng by military power with our elections, suepending at its own 
eapnce the writ of halcas corpv^ where it will, mating war in fact upon 
human freedom The brare band of Liberal Kepublicane have made it their 
mission to overthrow this dangerous power, although the head of it is one 
whom they themselves aided to place in his high station. (Loud applause.) 
Ho time can safely he lost in overthrowing this power. Postpone the effort 
tor four years, and (he opportunity for recovering our lost freedom may be 
gone forever. It is our duty to support the present movement, even though 
we take the place of followers, rathec than leaders. The great, mighty, ear- 
nest Democratic party caji lose no dignity in yielding a question of mere' rank 
or precedence to secure the welfare of the country, Mr. Greeley will go 
into the Presideiitial chair not by force of any combination of political lead- 
ers. (Cheers.) 

The crisis ia too grave to admit of schemes for personal advancement, for 
bargains or coaUtiona and temporary advantages. He will not be embarr^sed 
by any feeling of obligation to party leaders. He will owe his election purely 
and solely to an uprising of the people. (Applause.) So far as I can learn 
nothing ha^ occurred to place iiim under obligation to any of the prominent men 
of the Democratic party. I, for one, frankly admit that if my advice had been 
sought and taken by the Cincinnati Convention, he would not have been nomi- 
nated there. Events have proved that the Convention was wiser than I would 
have been. All that the three millions of Democratic votes ask of Mr. Greeley 
in return for their support, is that he will faithfully carry out in practice the 
doctrines of the platform made at Cincinnati, and here, and his own letter of 
acceptance of his first nomination. There is no need of speeches nor of rcso- 
lutions to es^ress the reasons for the course which we shall take here. The 
people .understand better than we can tell them, why they accept Horace Gree- 
ley as an instrument whereby to drive from power the men who have abused 
Jt and to restore to us an intelligent, responsible, constitutional goverpment. 
(Applause.) He has been chosen for the purpose, and the public voice, among 
both Liberal Republicans and Democrats pronounces the choice a proper one 
We could not, if we would, turn back this sweeping current of opinion among 
our constituents. (Applause.) We ought not to disregard instrucUons so 
loudly and so plainly expressed. As the mouth-piee&of the Seventy delegates 
from New York, with the concurrence of every one of them, and knowing that 
I am expressing the will of four hundred thousand Democratic voters in our 
State, I ca^t its vote for Horace Ghekley, of New York. (Loud and lonc- 
conlinued applause.) 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

The CuAiBMAH of the Delegation. —North Carolina gives l,er entire vote for 
Horace Greeley. (Great apiiJausc.) 

OHIO. 
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faith that in November the v 



e of Ohio will hi in favor of Horace Greeley, 



low united in hearty good will, direct me to 
in number, for Hobace Grekley. (Applau 



The Ceaihmab of the Delegation. — Oregon cast 
Greeley. (Applause,) 

PENNSYLVANIA. 



.a for Jeremiah S. Black, and U 



EliODE ISLAND. 



The Chaihmak of the Delegatioi 
HoBACii Gbeeley. (Applause.) 



-Rhode Island Ci 



SOUTH CAROLINA. 
The Chaikmah of the Delegation. — South Carolina casts her fourteen vot^a 
for HoBACB Geeelet. (Applause.) 

TENNESSEE. 
TheCHAiRHAK of theDelegation. — Mr. President, in less than a week after 
the nomination of Horace Greeley and B, Grata Brown, at the Cincinnati 
Convention, the Democracy of Tennessee assembled in Convention. There 
was doubt and hesitancy reigning throughout the Union as to what should be 
the course of the Democracy, when the Tennessee Democracy, drawing in- 
spiration from the tomb at the Hermitage (applause), took the responsibility 
of declaringthat it was the high duty of every patriot in the land to support 
tlie Cincinnati ticket. ("Goodl" "Good!") Tennessee was the first to clasp 
the hand that was extended at Cincinnati, and it now to-day warmly repeats 
that clasp. Tennessee, then, who has given three Presidents to this Union, 
casts her twenty-four votes for Hokacb Gkeeley, of New York. (Applause.) 
And I desire to say to the gentleman fh>m Missouri and to the gentleman 
IVom New York, that as Tennessee was the first to put the ball in motion, 
she proposes to enter the contest with them and to give the candidate of 
tliis Convention a larger majority than either. (Laughter and applause.) 

TEXAS. 
The Chaibuab of the Bclegation. — Texas casts her sixteen votes for Hor- 
ace Geeelet. (Applause.) 

VERMONT. 
The Chairman of tlie Delegation. — Vermont casts her ten vot«?s for Hoa - 
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■ VIRGINIA, 
■ The CHilRMAB of the Delegation. — Virginia desires to signalize in the 
most emphatic manner her cordial approval of and sympathy with the great 
movement of pacification and liberation which was inangurated at Cincinnati, 
which is now pushed on by a great outbreak of public senliment, and which 
will meet a glorioas ratification by the brilliant election triumph which we 
are to have in November nest; and I would not now say anything further but 
for the fact that I feel impelled by the remarks of the gentleman from New York 
(Gov. Hoffman) to say a word to those Southern gentlemen who have shown 
some little reluctance to take part in this great movement. I would say to 
them that Virginia stood by them and sympathized with them in the dark days 
of the past. Virginia felt for them and acted with them then, and now that 
the glorious dawn of a better day is brightening in the Eastern sky, we ap- 
peal to our friends from Mississippi, Kentucky, and elsewhere, to come forward 
and take their position with Virginia, fight this fight out. side by side with 
bar, and share with her in the great triumph which we are to have at the 
polls in November next. (Applause.) Aril now, as the strongest evidence 
she can give of her sympathy with this movement, Vii^nia casts lier twenty- 
two votes for Hobagh Grbei.kt, of Hew York. (Applause.) 

WEST VIRGINIA. 

The Chairman of the Delegation. — West Virginia casts two votes for the 
Hon. Wm. S. Groesbeck, the other eight she casts for the nest President of 
the United Stales, Hohace Gkeblbt, sot because of what he knows about 
farming, hut because ho desires to preserve the Union, tJie Constitntion, and 
the enforcement of the laws. (Applause.) 

WISCONSIN. 

seonsin casts twenty votes for Hoe- 



The roll-call being concluded, the President directed the Clerk 
to read the result of the vote, which was as follows : — 

Wholenumber of votes cast 732 

Necessary to a choice 367 

For Horace Greblet 686 

(Great applause,) 

For Jambs A. Batabd, of Delaware 15 

Tor Jeremiah S. Black, of Pennsylvania 21 

For Wm. S. Groesbeck, of Ohio..- 2 

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s the vote in tal 


ular form : — 




FoH HoBica Geeelet. 


Alabama 


SO 


Missouri 


Arkansas 


12 


Nebra^a 


Cablorma 


12 


Nevada 


Connecticut 


IS 


New Hinip shire 


Florida 


b 


New Jersey 


Geo^gl^ 


18 


New York 


lUmois 


4J 


North Carolina 


Indian ^ 


30 


Ohio 


Iowa 


23 


Oregon 


Kansas 


10 


Fennsylvania 


Kentucky 


21 


Rhode Island 


Louisiana 


16 


South Carolina 


Maim 


14 


Tennesaes 


Maryland 


16 


Teia= 


Massachu=ettB 


2G 




Micliigan 


22 


Virginia 


Minnesota 


10 


West Virginia 


Mississippi 


16 

SciTI 


V. laconam 



Delaware, Bajard 6J Panneylvania, Black 21 

Florida, blank 2 West Virginia, blank.. 

Georgia, blank i Groeebeck.. 

Now Jersey, Bayard 9 

Hon. Wm. a. Wallace of Pennsylyania. — Mr. President, Pennsylvania, 
second only in point of population, the equal of any in the virtue, intelligence 
and patriotism of her people — Pennsylvania, the pivotal Stale in the contest — 
asks to be heard. 

Mr Wallace being indistinctly heard, there were tries of " Plat- 
form ! " when, on the invitation of the President, he advanced to 
the stage and contiQued his remarks. 

Remarks of W, A. Wallace, of Fennsylvania, 

Mr. Chaieman, ^In obedience to a divided public sentiment among the De- 
mocracy of the great Com raon wealth we represent, a part of this delegation 
has cast its votes against tlie gentleman who, in accordance with the rules and 
usages of the organization, is now its nominee. The men we have sought thus 
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ilow to move. They are cautious in laoyement and steady of purpose, and 
they regard with distrust and suspicion any departure from the doctrines of 
their fathers. They have seen no reason why they should reverse their tradi- 
tions, or choose for their leader one who has heretofore been the embodiment of 
antagonism to every thouglit and purpose of then- minds. Bat, sir, they are 
proud of their organization, for they are the men who created it; they desire 
to perpetuate its esietence (applause) that its glorious record andits benefits may 
be the heritage of their children, and they will yield obedience to its discipline. 
(Applause.) They will accept the result that tlie tribunal of last resort, the 
highcourtof their party, has decreed, anditt October, under the lead of a states- 
man of naUonal reputation, will concentrate their forces in an invincible pha- 
lanx that shall smite with destroying power a disorganized and divided enemy. 
Pennsylvania, following the standard of the Democracy in the hands of its now 
accepted candidate, wmts, to lead the column to victory. (Applause.) On 
behalf of the Pennsylvania delegation, and by iM direction, sir, I move to make 
the n' 



The motion of Mr. Wallace to make the nomination of Mr. Gree- 
ley nnanimous was received with a storm of applause, delegates 
and spectators waving hata and handkerchiefs, and manifesting the 
greatest enthusiasm, the band meanwhile playing " Hail to the 
Chief! " During the excitement a certain was lowered at tbe rear 
of the stage, on which was displayed a picture of the White House, 
which was loudly cheered. 

The Phesident. — The motion as made by the gentleman from Pennsylvania 
(Mr. Wallace) is now in order, and the Chair will put it to the Convention. 
The question now is, whetlier this nomination, upon the motion of Penn- 
sylvania, shall be made u 



The question was then put to the Convention and unanimously 
agreed to, amid loud cheering. 

The President. — The nest proceeding is to call the Stales on a nomination 
of a candidate for Vice President. 

Mr. Pbhlon, of Kansas. — I move that the rules be suspended, and that B. 
Ghaiz Beown be nominated for Yice President hy acclamation. 

Amid loud and long cheering, and cries of "Yes!" and "No! " 
the motion was withdrawn, and the Secretary proceeded to call the 
roll of the States. 

The Chairman of the respective delegations responded as fol- 
lows : — 



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ALABAMA. 
For B. Gratz Beown, twenty votes. 



The Chaiemas of the Delegation. ■" Arkansas casts her full vote for that 
great young statesman, B. Gbatz Beowh. 

CALIFOENIA, 
For B. Ghatz Bbown, tvrelve rot^s. 

CONNECTICOT. 
For B. Ghatz Beowb, of Missonri, twelve votes. 

DELAWARE. 
For Hon, John W. Stbtenson, of Kentucky, six votes. 

FLORIDA. 
For B. Geatz Brown, six vottjs ; blank two votes. 

GEORGIA. 
For B. Gratz Bkowh, twenty-two votes. 

ILLINOIS. 
TheCHAiRMAN of the Delegation. — The State of Illinois casts her forty-two 
TOtes for tlie Chevalier Bayard of the Republican party, a man who is wise in 
connsel as he is brave in action, B. Gratz Bbown of Missouri ; like the 
Spartan, he went to battle to bring back the trophies of victory or to be 
brought back on his shield. (Applause.) 

INDIANA. 
For B. Gratz Bhowh, thirty votes. 

IOWA. 
For B. Gratz Beowb, twenty-two votes. 

KANSAS, 
For B. Geatz Browk, ten votes. 

KENTUCKY. 
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State, Mr. Chairman, and we know him to be a man of courage and patriot- 
ism, and we feel that in this campaign he will be supported by the grand 
army of the people. Let me Bay to the gentlemen from New York, Miesouri 
and Tennessee that we accept the challenge as to who shall give the biggest 
majority, and pledge for this ticket of Gheelet and Bkowh the entire wliil* 
vote of the State, and a great part of the black. (Great cheering.) 
For B. Gbaiz Bbown, twenty-four Totes. 

LOUISIANA. 
For B. Gkatz Brown, eiiteen votes. 

MAIHB. 
For B. Gbatz Brows, of Missouri, fourteen votes. 

MARYLAND. 
Foe B. Gbatz Bbotvn, sixteen rotes. 

MASSACHUSETTS. 
For B. Geatz Bkown, twenty-six rotes. 

MICHIGAN 
Casts her entire vote for B. Gratz Bbown. 

MINHESOTA. 
For B. Geate Brown, ten votes. 

MISSISSIPPL 
For B. Gratz Brown, sixteen votes. 

MISSOURI. 
For B. Gratz Brown, twenty votes. 

NEBRASKA. 
For B. Gratz Brown, of Missouri, six votes. 

NEVADA. 
For B. Gratz Brown, her fuU vote. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



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NEW JEESEY. 



The CaiiBMiB of the Delegation, — New Jers 
Gratz Bbown, and nine blank votes. 



NEW YORK. 



The Chairman of tlie Delegation. — New York easts her seventy votes for B. 
Gratz Brown. (Great applause.) 

NORTH CAROLINA. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — North Carolina casts twenty votes for 
B. Gratz Brows. 

OHIO. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — Ohio casts forty-four votes for B. Gratz 
Beown. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — Under the instruction of our delegation 
I announce that Pennsylvania casts her fifty-eight votes for B. Gbatz Browti. 
(Applause.) 

RHODE ISLAHD. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — Rhode Island casts her eight votes for 
B. Geatz Brown. 

SOUTH CAROLINA. 
The CHAjRMANoftheDelegation.-— South Carolinacasts her fourteen votes 
for B. Gratz Brown. 

TENNESSEE. 
The Chaibman of the Delegation. — Tennessee casts her twen,ty four votes 
for B. Geatz Beown. 



The Chairman of the Delegation. ~ Vermont casts her ten votes for B, 
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VIRGINIA. 
The Chaikmam of the Delegation. •— Mr. President, Virginia casts her 
twenty-two votes for B. Gbatz Beown. (Applause.) 

WEST VIEGINIA. 
The Chairman of the Delegation. — West Tirginia casts eiglit votes for B. 
Gratz Brown, and two blanks. 

WISCONSIN. 
The Chairman of tlie Delegation. - Wisconsin caata her twenty votes for B. 
Gratz Brown. 

Tlie Secretary announced the result of the vote to be as follows : 



Whole number of votes 

Tor B. Gratz Brown 

Por Jno. W. Stevenson, of Kentuoky . 
lilank votes 



The announcement of the result of the vote was receive ci wit 
great applause. 

The following is the vote for Vice President, in tabular form :- 



Alabama 

Arkansas 12 

California j2 

Connecticut 12 

Florida 6 

Georgia 22 

Illinois 42 

Indiana SO 

Iowa 23 

Kansas 10 

Kentucky 24 

Louisiana 1 g 

Maine 14 

MaryUnd 16 

Massachusetts 26 

Michigan 22 

Minnesota 10 

Mississippi 16 



Fob B. Guatz Brown. 
Missouri . . . . 



Nebraska g 

Nevada g 

New Hampshire 10 

Now Jersey g 

New York .,70 

North Carolina 20 

Ohio 44 

Oregon g 

Pennsylvania 53 

Ehode Island g 

South Carolina 14 

Tennessee 2i 

Texas ig 

^""""'t '!io 

■Virginia 23 

West Virginia g 

Wisconsin go 



SCATTEEINQ. 

■-.. 6 I New Jersey, blank 

2 I West Virginia, blank . 



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For Vice President — whole nambet of votes 7S2 

For B. Gkatz Beown 713 

For JoHK W. Stevenson, of Kentucky ^ 6 

Blank votes IS 

Acknowledgments of Courtesies. 

Mr. Jno. G. Thompson, of Ohio, offered the following resolu- 
tions, which were unanimously adopted : — 

Reaoliied, That the thanks of this Conrention be given to Frederick Raine, 
Eaq,, for the gratuitous use of his commodious building known aa Raine's 
Hall, by the National Committee as their head-quarters, and for his many 
courtesies to them during the session of the Convention. 

Besolved, Tliat the thanks of this Convention be given to John T, Ford, 
Esq., for the gratuitous use by this Convention of his Opera House. 

Besohed, That Uie thanks of this Convention be given to the citizens of 
Baltimore for their generous payment of all the expenses of the National Com- 
mittee incurred in holding the Convention, and to John W. Davis and others, 
of the Baltimore Committee, for their valuable services in the arrangementa for 
the Convention. 

Appointment of a Sergeant-af-Arms. 
Mr. Thomas Y. Simons, of South Carolina, offered the following 
preamble and resolution, which were unamimously adopted, viz. : 

Whereas, The National Democratic Committee have recommended Mr. John 
T. Ford for S erge ant- at^ Arms, and he has been acting as such, itis therefore 
Resolved, That he be the Sergeant- at- Arms of this Convention. 

Bonors to X'etv York and Missouri. 

Mr. J. H. Heaton, of Ohio, offered the following resolution, which 
was unanimously adopted, viz. : — 

Resolved, That this Convention on its adjournment, in honor of the nomina- 
tions this day made, will escort with music and banners to their head-quarters 
the New York and Missouri delegations, under the Sergeant-at-Arma as Chief 
Marshal. 

Thanks to the Presiding Officer, 

Mr. D. J. Heaton, of Missouri, offered the following : — 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be returned to Hon. James R. 
Doolittle for the fair, dignified and able manner in which he has presided over 
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Tlie question upon this resolution being put to the Convention, 
I'y the Secretary, F. 0. Prince, it was unanimously adopted, and 
was followed by loud applause. 

Place of holding the next Convention. 

Mr. H. B. Smith, of Vermont, offered tte following resolution, 
whieb was adopted. 

ResoUed, That tho place of liolding the nest National Convention be left to 
(he decision of the National Committee, and that the basis of representation be 
the same as at the jiresent Convention. 



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Informing the nominees. 

L BoucK, of Wisconsin, offered the following : - 



Sesol'^ed, Tiiat a committee of one from each State lie named to wait npon 
the gentlemen nominated by Ibis Convention for Prefiidentand Vice President, 
and inform them of their nnaniraous nomination. 

Jambs S. Thaykb, of New Yorlt. — In rising to second the resolution that 
has just been offered I beg to call yonr attention to an incident connected with 
the PInladelphia Convention, in eontrast with the closing scenes of this. 
When the tlommation of Gen. Grant was made, a canvass was unrolled, and 
there was presented to that body a picture of a man on horseback, shin- 
ing m his military hoots, and in all the array of a warrior chieftain. Tlie war- 
song resounded through that concourse, and the public men and actors there 
stood fortl. glittering In all the raven gloss of hate and revenge- Not one 
senliment of good will, not one word of peace was uticred or went forth to the 
country. In the closing scenes of this Convention there is presented to you 
as tie Candidate of the Democratic party a plain American citizen, in humble 
attire, but with a broad and radiant brow, countenance full of benevolence, 
spealpng pe.-ice and harmony, and as .pure and genuine a type of American 
character as was ever born on the soil. The eountiy will hailhim as the man 
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Mr. Henkt B. Patne, of Ohio, moved that President Dooliltle 
be added to the committee to notify the candidates, and be its 
Chairman. 

This resolution, as amended, was adopted. 

The Peesidbnt. — Gentlemen of the Convention, — At this hour it will not be 
expected that I should do more tbam to return to you my sincere thanks for 
the kind manner in which you have given expression to your appieciation of 
the discharge of the duties of the Chair in this responsible hour. I will not 
detain you any further than to express my hope that by the blessing of Al- 
mighty God, the time, cherished in our souls, for wliioh we hare longed and 
prayed, for which we have made some sacriflces and performed some labor ; 
the time when the true system of Republican Government shall he established 
throughout all our land, and when the blessings of peace shall follow it, — tliat 
that dme is at hand, that it is coming very soon, and that we see the begin- 
ning of its coming here and now. (Great cheering.) 

Gentlemen, I will not detain you by any further remarlts, but proceed at 
once tcT the closing labors of the Convention. Those gentlemen. Chairmen of 
the dele^tlons who have not already sent in the names for the committee to 
wait upon the candidates, will send them forward at once to tlie Secretary, and 
they will be appointed. 

Committee to Notify Nominees. 

Hon. Jas. B. Doolitilb, of Wisconsin, Chaii-man. 
Alabama — T. W. Sykes, 
Arkansas — J. C. McCahe, 
California — 3. G. Downey. 
Connectimd — A. E. Burr. 
Delaware — B. L. Martin. 
Florida — C- W. Jones. 

Georgia — W. A. Hawkins. 

IMnois — A. H. Miller. 

ladiana — M. M. Ray. ' 

laixa — J. D. Thompson. 

Ea/nsas — T. P. Fenlon. 

Kentucky — B. Magoffin. 

Louisiwtia — Given Campbell. 

Maine — J. C. Madman. 

Maryland — John Lee Carroll. 

Massachusetti — J. G. Abbott. 

Michigan — Geo. H. Bruce. 

Minnesota — William Lee. 

Mississippi — E. 0. Sykes. 

IfMSoart— H. Brockmeger, 



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Nebraska — J. C. Crawford. 

Nevada— S. B. Wyman. 

New Hampshire— G, Q. Chandler. 

New Jersey — A. A. Hardenburg. 

New ForA — James S. Thayer. 

North Carolina — A. M. Scales. 

Ohio — J. A. McMahon. 

Oregon — 

PennayVnamia — W. A Wallace. 

Rhode Island — A. Sprague. 

South Carolina — Jaraea Chestnut. " 

Tennessee-'— Zoh-a C. Burch. 

Texas — Ashbel Smith. 

Vermoitt — Lucius Bobinson. 

Yirgima —John L. Marye. 

West Virginia — William M. Clemins. 

Wisconsin — B. S. Weil. 

New Mexico — C. P. Clever. 

Thanks to the Secretaries, 
Mr. J. M. Hikes, of Kentucky, offered the following : — 
Resolned, That the thanks of this Convention are duo and are hereby ten- 
dered to Hon. E. O. Pekrin, of New York, the Reading Secretary of tliis 
Convention, for the admirable manner in which he has discharged the diflienlt 
and laborious duties of his office. 

The resolution was adopter!. 

Mr. E. P. -Fknlox, of Kansas, offered the following : — 

are tendered to the Eecording 

The resolution was adopted. 

Mr. John Maktin, of Kansas, submitted the following resolu- 
tion, which was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the thanka of this Convention are hereby retomed to Hon, 
F. 0. Prince, for the faithful and impartial discharge of his duties as Secre- 
tary of this Convention. , 

The'Reading Clerk announced that there'would be in the even- 
ing, at eight o'clock, a grand ratification meeting at Monnraent 
Square. 

And then, on motion, the Convention, at 1.30 p, m., adjourned 
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THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE. 



;, July Hb, 1872. 

The members of the new National Democratic Committee, eonsisling of one 
represeDtative from each State, met this day at Ford's Opera House, all the 
members being present except four 

Hon, Theo. p. RiNDOLPH, of New Jersey, was named temporary Chair- 
man, aud F, 0. Prinoe, of Massathusetta, temporary Secretary. 

It was voted that when the Comimtlfie adjourn, it shrfl be to meet at the 
head-quarters of the New York delegalion, at the CarroUton House, witliin ten 
minutes after the final adjournment ot the Convention. 

Toied, That the election of officers of the Committee be postponed until to- 
morrow aa«rnoon. 

Voted, That the officers consist of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and 
Esecntiye Commitlee often, of which the Chairman shall be ex-afficio a mem- 

The Committee then adjourned. 
Organisation of the National Democratic Committee. 

BALTIMORE, July 10th, 1872. 
The Committee met again at the head-quarters of the New York dL-legation, 
at the CarroUton Hotel, Ex-Govemor Randolph of New Jersey, in the 
Chair. 

Voted, to proceed to ballot for permanent Chdrman ; when twenty- three 
votes were cast for Mr. Augustus Schell, of New York, seven for Cyrus II. 
McCormick, of Illinois, one for F. 0. Prince, of Massachusetts, and one. 

Mr. Augustus Schell, of New York, was thereupon declared duly elected 
permanent Chairman. 

On motion of Mi-. Juo. G. Thompson, of Ohio, F. O. Prince, of Massachu- 
setts, was appointed permanent Secretary of the Committee by acclama- 

Mr. H. B. Smith, of Vermont, moved to reconsider the motion appointing 
ten members to the Execntive Committee, which was lost. 



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Mr. John Goods, Jr., of Virginia, moTed that five members of the Eseeu- 
tii-e Committee shall constitute a quorum, and that the Chairman of the 
National Committee appoint the Executive Committee. 

Adopted. 

It was vot«d that the Secretary of the National Committee be the Treasurer 
of the Committee. 

Voted, also. That the appointment of the resident Committee at Washing- 
ton be referred to the Exeoutive Committee. 

The Chairman tlien named the following gentlemen as members of the 

NATIONAL KXECUTIVE COMMITTEK. 

Theodobb F. Randolh, of New Jersey. 
Cteu3 H. MoCormick, of Illinois. 
William A. Moore, of Michigan. 
Isaac B. Eaton, of Kansas. 
Febderick 0. Prince, of Massachfisetts. 
JoHH G. Thompson, of Ohio. 
James P. Barr, of Pennsylvania. 
William H. Bahhum, of Connectient, 
M. W. Eansom, of North Carolina. 
William T. Bate, of Ten 



lese appointments were confirmed. 

EESIDENT COMMITTEE AT WASHINGTON, 
le following gentlemen were then appointed membera of the r 
ocratic Committee at Washington : — 
Samuel J. IUnwall, of Pennsylvania. 
W. W. CoHCOHAK, of Waaiiington, D. C. 
Allen G. Thhrman, of Ohio. 
James Brooks, of New York. 

r Blair, of Maryland. 



r Nomination at 

Baltimore, July 10, 1872. 

Dear Sib, — It is on^pleasure, in compliance with the instructions of the 
Democratic National Convention, assembled in this city, to inform you that 
you have been unanimously nominated its candidate for the Presidency of the 
United States. 

The Convention, consisting of 7d2 delegates, representing every State and 
Territory in the Union, adopted, tvithout amendments, the declaration of prin- 



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